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用賀神社

    Yoga Jinja

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Nearest station: Yoga     Line: Tokyu Den-en-toshi 

Tōkyō-to, Setagaya-ku, Yoga 2-16-26   東京都世田谷区用賀2-16-26     July 31, 2022

Sacred Tokyo 40 Shinto Shrines

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

Amaterasu Ōkami     天照大

Emperor Ōjin             応神天王

Empress Jingū            神功皇后

Emperor Chūai           仲哀天王

From Merged Shrines

Sugawara no Michizane                 菅原道真

Ōyamazumi-Mikoto                         大山祇命

Ichikishima-hime-no-Mikoto          市杵嶋姫命

In-ground Shrines:

Kofuku Jinja   幸福稲荷神社

​Annual Festival:  October 8/9

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Just to avoid any confusion, this shrine takes its name from the district in Tokyo in which it is located, not from the ashram activity.

It is said that it was initially known as Tenso Jinja, but little is really known about its foundation. Yoga Village was established between 1558 and 1573. Yoga Jinja as we know it today is the result of several shrines being merged in 1908. One of these merged shrines, Usa Jinja, is thought to have been founded sometime during the Tensho Period (1573-1591) with the enshrinement of the deity of Tsuragaoka Hachiman-Gu via the kanjō process.

On November 27, 1872 Usa Jinja was given Village Shrine ranking, and on August 11, 1908 it was merged with Tenso Jinja, which was on the site which is now Yoga Jinja, along with four other local shrines, Kitano Jinja, Itsukushima Jinja, Inari Jinja, and Yamagiwa Jinja. On November 7 of the same year the new complex was named Yoga Jinja after its location.

The current main and prayer halls date to 1977. At that time Japanese cypress wood, the preferred building material, was difficult to come by in Tokyo and the shrine had to source it directly from Kiso in Nagano Prefecture. The old shrine buildings were dismantled and rebuilt at Kyodo Tenso Jinja, like Yoga Jinja located  in Tokyo’s Setagaya-ku.

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