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Musashi-Kosugi

    JR Nanbu, Tōkyū Tōyoko Lines

Kanagawa-ken, Kawasaki-shi, Nakahara-ku, Ichinotsubo 54

神奈川県川崎市中原区市ノ坪54

市ノ坪神社

   Ichinotsubo Jinja

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May 5, 2020

This is the third of the ex post facto shrine reports I compiled while under self-isolation during the  Covid-19 State of Emergency in Tōkyō. I visited it in August 2018.

History

This shrine was originally known as Daijingū but it is not clear when it was founded. According to the

 Shinpen-Musashi-Fudo-Kiko  it was located in the north of Ichinotsubu village and enshrined its tutelary kami. In 1916 it was merged with a Dairokuten-sha and it 1972 it was given its present name along with repairs being carried out on the main building.

The Enshrined Kami

Ōhirumeno-mikoto,  大日塼命, is an alternative name for Amaterasu-Okami.

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table)

Ōhirumeno-mikoto            大日塼命

Omodaru-no-mikoto          面足尊

Ayakashikone-no-mikoto  惶根命

 

From Merged Shrines

None

In-ground Shrines:

Mitake Jinja               御嶽神社

Inari Daimyōjin        稲荷大明神

 

​Annual Festival:       1st Sunday in September

Omodaru-no-mikoto    面足尊 and  Kashikone-no-mikoto  惶根命 are the sixth of Seven Generations of Celestial Kami 神世七代, the one preceding Izanagi and Izanami. Omadaru is usually thought to be the male aspect of the pair, Kshikone the female. As mentioned above, Ichinotsubo Jinja was merged with a Dairokuten-sha in 1916. During the Shinbutsu Shūgō prevailing in pre-modern Japan, the 6th generation of the Seven Heavenly Kami was often seen as a temporary incarnation of the Buddhist god pāpīyas (Sanskrit), the devil king of the 6th heaven in the world of desire (Japanese Dairokutenma-Ō, 第六天魔王).  

Shrines and temples worshipping this deity appeared and the shrines were often named Dairokuten Jinja.

With the enforcement of the Shinbutsu Bunri policy, however, the temples worshipping Dairokutenma were forced to become shrines and adopted names such as Dairokuten Jinja, Koroku Jinja, and Omotaru Jinja. The enshrined kami was changed to Omotaru/Ayakashikone.

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Ichinotsubo Jinja 市ノ坪神社
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© Rod Lucas 2016-2020

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