How Many Shrines in Suginami-ku? At least 86

November 15, 2018

Number of Shrines in ​​Suginami-ku described on this site (6)

Amanuma Hachiman Jinja 

Amanuma Kumano Jinja

Ōmiya Hachiman-Gū

Ozaki Kumano Jinja

Seiso-shirayama Jinja

Seiso-Suga Jinja

 

According to The Association of Shintō Shrines there are 47 shrines registered with it in Suginami-ku (Japanese).   I have come up with a number of 86: the difference stems from the large number of secondary in-ground shrines which are not registered with the Association. 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 28 main shrines,  (32%) are Inari, as are 13 (22%)  of the 58 secondary shrines. Thus, of the total 86 shrines in Suginami-ku 26% are Inari, a little higher than the 23% nationwide figure implied in Kamata’s table. There are five Hachiman Jinja in the ward, all main, and two Hikawa, one main, one in-ground.

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