"...any being whatsoever which possesses some eminent quality out of the ordinary, and is awe-inspiring, is called Kami.”
Keikyu Airport Line
Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku, Honhaneda 1-12-9
Myōhō Inari Jinja
Home page: (Japanese)
March 6, 2018
(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names
refer to position in How Many Kami table
From Merged Shrines
Tenso Jinja 天祖神社
Earliest mention of: 1801
offshoot shrine was set up. It was small and was built immediately under a large pine tree. and given the name Hebi-Inari (蛇稲荷, Snake Inari) following the discovery of an albino Japanese rat snake (白蛇) living in the tree's roots.
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The Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923 saw both the shrine and the large pine tree completely destroyed, but what seems to have been a Buddhist hall of worship (Hakkaku-dō, 八角堂)was built atop the stump of the pine tree and given the name Myōhō (妙法, Marvellous Law of the Buddha) Inari. The Hakkaku-dō was destroyed during the 1945 firebombing and rebuilt in 1956.