Nearest station

Kojiya

   Keikyu Airport Line

Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku,  Honhaneda  1-12-9

東京都大田区本羽田1-12-9

妙法稲荷神社

  Myōhō Inari Jinja

Home page: (Japanese)

March 6, 2018

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table

Ukanomitama-kami           宇迦御魂神

 

From Merged Shrines

None

In-ground Shrines:

Tenso Jinja  天祖神社

 

Earliest mention of:   1801

Annual Festival:    

offshoot shrine was set up. It was small and was built immediately under a large pine tree. and given the name Hebi-Inari (蛇稲荷, Snake Inari) following the discovery of an albino Japanese rat snake (白蛇) living in the tree's roots.

This is the second of the Haneda Seven Fuku Inari Jinja and like the others, with the exception of Anamori Inari Jinja, its affairs are managed by Haneda Jinja.

History

The shrine probably dates to September 1801, when the area was suffering from extensive flood damage. In an attempt to gain divine relief an appeal was made to Fushimi Inari Jinja and through the bunrei process an 

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Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社
Myōhō Inari Jinja 妙法稲荷神社

The Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923 saw both the shrine and the large pine tree completely destroyed, but what seems to have been a Buddhist hall of worship (Hakkaku-dō, 八角堂)was built atop the stump of the pine tree and given the name Myōhō (妙法, Marvellous Law of the Buddha) Inari. The Hakkaku-dō was destroyed during the 1945 firebombing and rebuilt in 1956.

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