"...any being whatsoever which possesses some eminent quality out of the ordinary, and is awe-inspiring, is called Kami.”
Tōkyō-to, Nerima-ku, Miharadai 1-32 東京都練馬区三原台1-32 November 25, 2022
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Miharadai Inari Shrine
Nearest station: Shakujii-kōen Line: Seibu-Ikebukuro (SI10)
From Merged Shrines
Annual Festival: Hatsuuma (初午日) the first day of the horse in February
Divine Favours (御利益 Goriyaku)
Business prosperity (商売繁盛, Shobai Kanjo)
Bumper harvests (五穀豊穣, Gokoku Hojo)
This is one of a few shrines I visited in Sakujii-koen in Tokyo's Nerima-ku.
In the early part of the eighteenth century people from what was then known as Tanaka-mura, the present Minami Tanaka, moved to the area where Miharadai Inari Jinja is located, and together with the original inhabitants of the area developed new rice paddies. These were called the Tanaka-mura kitahara shinden and the shrine which accompanied the development the Tanaka Shinden Inari-sha.
The oldest parts of the shrine, dating to the Taisho Period, 1912-1926, are the main torii and the stone lanterns. The main hall and prayer hall were rebuilt in 1959. Inside the latter there is a collection of 36 ema and votive tablets from the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
On the right facing the main hall there is a small lava hill behind a torii on which is engraved the name of Hikawa Jinja, and other smaller monuments bearing the names of Ontake Okami (御嶽大神), Komyo Reijin(明霊神), and Hitoyama Reijin (一山霊神). Facing the main hall, to its left is a small mound behind another torii. On it is engraved Fuji-san Sangen Jinja (富士山浅間神社）.
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