Nearest station

Yaguchi-no-watashi

Tōkyū Tamagawa Line

Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku,  Shin-Kamata 3-4-10

東京都大田区新蒲田3-4-10

道塚神社

   Michizuka Jinja

Home page: (Japanese)

March 8, 2018

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table)

Amaterasu Ōkami (55)    天照大

 

From Merged Shrines

None

In-ground Shrines:

 

Earliest mention of:  

Annual Festival:   September 15

History

We have no real knowledge as to when Michizuka Jinja was founded, but in the Edo Period  there seems to have been a shrine called Jitsugetsu-miya (日月宮) on the site. (I have not been able to find an authorised reading for 日月宮, but there is a shrine of that name at Kanagawa-ken, Ashigara-kami-gun,  Ōi-machi, Yamada 236 identified as Jitsugetsu-miya so I have adopted that).

An adjoining temple called Dairaku-ji (大楽寺) served as its betto-ji.  In 1831 the shrine was given the name Tenso Jinja and Amaterasu Ōkami was enshrined as the deity. In 1914, four nearby jinja—Aburayama Inari Daimyōjin (油山稲荷大明神), Shinmei-gū (神明宮) Kumano Daigongen (熊野大権現), and Kayaba Inari  Daimyōjin (茅場稲荷大明神)—were merged into it and the name changed to Michizuka Jinja. Its affairs are now managed by Rokugō Jinja.

 

Description

About 11 minutes on foot from Yaguchi-no-watashi Station's #1 exit. The pair of komainu in front of the prayer hall were erected in 1988 and were carved by the Yokohama company, Ishiei Sekizai (石栄石材). The pair flanking the memorial stone commemorating the construction of the shrine are over a century older, they date to 1896. The shrine occupies a a 1,296 sq.m. site, of which the main hall accounts for 109 sq.m. The torii is 3.15 metres wide and was erected in January 1957.

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Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
Michizuka Jinja Tōkyō, Ōta-ku 道塚神社
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