Nearest stations

Kamiyacho,Toranomon Hills 

Hibiya Subway Line

Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Atago 1-5-3

東京都港区愛宕1丁目5−3 

愛宕神社

   Atago Jinja

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homepage (Japanese)

The following is taken from the shrine`s home page (Japanese only), which is a little short on history bur has a section entitled “Trivia,” which has two interesting parts.

First, the history. In 1603, when the Tokugawa Shōgunate was establishing itself in Edo, the shrine was set up on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu to enshrine the Kami of Fire Prevention, and thereafter it continued to receive Tokugawa support. Despite the enshrined kami the shrine was completely destroyed by fire during the Edo Period, and it was not rebuilt until October 1877. Damage was incurred during the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923 and after the US bombings of May 24, 1945 virtually noting was left of the shrine eccept the in-ground Tarōbō Jinja. Reconstruction was completed in September 1958.

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table)

Homusubi-no-mikoto   火産霊命

 

From Merged Shrines

Mizuha-no-me-no-kami (32)        弥都波能売神罔象女神

Ōyamazumi-kami (22)                   大山祇神

Yamato Takeru-no-Mikoto 186E   日本武尊

In-ground Shrines:

Ebisu Daikoku-Sha  恵比寿大黒社

Benzaiten-Sha          弁財天舎

Fukuju Inari Jinja     福寿稲荷神社

Tarōbō Jinja              太郎坊神社

​Annual Festival:  September 24  

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© Rod Lucas 2016-2020

All text and photos by Lucas unless otherwise stated