How Many Shrines in Chūō-ku? At least 62

May 30, 2018

June 21, 2018 Update: ​​ I have added 14 more shrines to the list, bringing the toal to 62. Of the total 43 main shrines, 26 (60.5%) are Inari, as are 3 (15.8%)  of the 19 secondary shrines. Thus, of the total 62 shrines in Chūō-ku 29 (46.8%) are Inari. The number of Hachiman shrines remains unchanged at 2.

May 30, 2018: According to The Association of Shintō Shrines there are 42 shrines registered with it in Chūō-ku (Japanese).   I have come up with a number of 48: this is a much smaller difference than the wards I have previously looked at . In the following table the names of the main (host) shrines are in bold characters, the names of the secondary shrines not. In all cases the addresses of the latter are identical to those of the former. 

Of the total 29 main shrines, 15 (51.7%) are Inari, as are 3 (15.8)  of the 19 secondary shrines. Thus, of the total 48 shrines in Chūō-ku 18 (37.5%) are Inari, much higher the 23% nationwide figure implied in Kamata’s table. There are just two Hachiman Jinja in the ward, one a main shrine, one in-ground..

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