How Many Shrines in Itabashi-ku? At least 83

January 31, 2019

​​According to The Association of Shintō Shrines there are 48 shrines registered with it in Itabashi-ku (Japanese).   I have come up with a number of 83: the difference stems from the large number of secondary in-ground shrines which are not registered separately 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, 7 (25%) are Inari, as are 15 (27.3%)  of the 55 secondary shrines. Thus, of the total 83 shrines in Itabashi-ku 22 (26.5%) are Inari, higher the 23% nationwide figure implied in Kamata’s table. There are 4 Hachiman Jinja in the ward, 7 Hikawa.

Links to shrines in the table: 27)  Itabashi Toyokawa-Inari Sha 21)  Kutsuwa Jinja 26) Tenso Jinja (Nishidai)

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