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Tōkyū Ikegami Line

Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku,  Nishi-Kamata 7-40-8

東京都大田区西蒲田7-40-8

御園神社

 Misono Jinja

Home page: (Japanese)

June 24, 2018

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table)

Ame-no-uzume-mikoto   (68) 天宇受売命

Saruta-hiko-kami (115)            猿田毘古神

 

From Merged Shrines

None

In-ground Shrines:

Fushimi Inari Jinja  伏見稲荷神社

Eiryū Jinja                栄龍神社

Ofuku Jinja              お福神社

 

​Annual Festival:     September 14 

History

Misono Jinja and Onnazuka Jinja have a common origin, unclear though it may be. It is said that in the distant past on one of the occasions when the Tamagawa River was in flood Saruta-hiko-kami drifted ashore in the area and was immediately venerated by the local inhabitants. Until 1887 the shrine, then a Hachiman Jinja, was serving what  were then  Onnazuka and Misono Villages and is now the area close to the east exit of Kamata Station.  

Misono and Onnazuka emerged as separate entities in 1888 when the construction of the Shimbashi-Yokohama railway line necessitated the requisition of the land on which Hachiman Jinja stood. This resulted in Hachiman

Jinja being moved to what is now Onnazuka Jinja and

renamed accordingly, while what was left behind was named Misono Jinja and designated as the shrine for the Misono Village. Reconstruction after the 1945 firebombing was completed in 1960.

Looking at one of the three in-ground shrines, the kami of the Ofuku Jinja is Oshamoji (おしゃもじ); “Shamoji” means flat rice paddle., "O" is a standard honorific prefix, and the name is thought to be derived from the idea that the shape of the land where Saruta-hiko-kami  was washed ashore in times of yore resembled that of said utensil. Note that the inscription on the left of the shingaku reads "Oshamoji-sama." There is a theory that Oshamoji was in fact the original kami of the Misono/Onnazuka shrines.   

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Fushimi Inari Jinja  伏見稲荷神社

Eiryū Jinja   栄龍神社

Ofuku Jinja  お福神社

 
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