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六所神社

    Rokusho Jinja

homepage (Japanese)

Nearest station:  Mataubara   Line:  Tokyu Setagaya

Tōkyō-to, Setagaya-ku,  Akatsutsumi 2-25-2 東京都世田谷区赤堤2-25-2     July 19, 2022

Sacred Tokyo 40 Shinto Shrines

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

Ōkunitama Ōkami        大國魂大神

Izanami-no-mikoto        伊邪那美命

Susano-o-no mikoto     素盞嗚尊

Furo-Okami                     布留大神

Ōmiya-me-Kami             大宮売神

 

In-ground Shrines:

Ōtori Jinja        大鳥神社
Tenso  Jinja       天祖神社
Koyasu Jinja     子安神社
Benzaiten-sha  弁財天社
Ontake Jinja      御嶽神社
Shinmei-sha     神明社

​Annual Festival:  September 23, 24

Rokusho Jinja 六所神社

The shrine’s home page tells us that in December 1584  a descendant of Taira Sadamori, Hattori Sadatane服部貞胤, founded the shrine by enshrining Okunitama Okami, the Kami of the venerable Okunitama Jinja in Fuchi-shi, through the kanjō process. However, the historical records of the time were destroyed during the frequent fires at the end of the Kamakura Period and the shrine’s origins are in fact unclear. 


Later, descendants of Hattori Sadatane served in various high ranking government posts, including overseeing the trade with the Dutch in Nagasaki, and some of their graves are in the Shingon sect Daifuku Temple. This had been the shrine’s betto-ji and is 700m to its west.


In 1787 the main hall was rebuilt. In 1874 the shrine was officially recognised as the village shrine of Akatsutsumi Village. The current main hall and Kagura hall date to 1969.

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