Saitama-ken, Fujimi-shi, Mizuko 1762

埼玉県富士見市水子1762

水宮神社

Mizumiya Jinja

Nearest station

Mizuhodai

 Tōbu Tōjō Line

December 22, 2016

The shrine’s home page (Japanese) traces its roots back to a temple founded in the Muromachi Period. A document called the Hanyain Bunsho, which has been designated as a tangible cultural asset by Fujimi-shi, notes the foundation of a temple, Shūgen-dera, as a sub-temple of the Kyōto-based Shōgo-in. As a result of the government-enforced separation of shrines and temples (shin-butsu bunri) in the early Meiji Period a new religious institution, the Mizumiya Shinden, where Amaterasu Ōkami and four other gods were worshipped was set up. Over a century later, in 1993, this was renamed Mizumiya Jinja.

​As shown in the photos below, Mizumiya Jinja has no koma-inu, rather it has koma-kaeru (frog) 

Enshrined Deities:  

天照大神           Amaterasu Okami

素戔鳴命           Susano-o-no mikoto 

木花開耶姫命   Konohanasakuya-no-mikoto

誉田別命           Hondawake-no-mikoto

大國主命           Ōkuni-nushi-no-mikoto

罔象女神           Mizuha-no-me-no-kami

In-ground Shrines: 

稲荷神社      Inari Jinja  

Earliest mention of:   Unclear 

Annual Festival:          April 29

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