"...any being whatsoever which possesses some eminent quality out of the ordinary, and is awe-inspiring, is called Kami.”
Odakyu Odawara Line
Kanagawa-ken, Kawasaki-shi, Tama-ku, Mita 1-2-10
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September 20, 2019
The little information available on this shrine comes from a notice board in the shrine grounds. When it was founded is unclear, but it is said to date to the Kamakura period when it was known as Sannō-sha (山王社) and was the main shrine for the Kami-sugao (上菅生), Shimo-sugao (下菅生), and Gotanda (五段田) villages. During the Edo Period there were some political struggles and the shrine found its parish cut to just Kami-sugao. In March 1868 Susano-o was recognized as its main kami and its name changed to Yakumo Jinja. In 1926 it was moved to its present location following the opening of the Odakyu
(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names
refer to position in How Many Kami table)
Yamato Takeru-no-Mikoto 186E 日本武尊
From Merged Shrines
Musashi Mitake Jinja 武蔵御嶽神社
Annual Festival: September 18
Line. In December 1957 the shrine was renovated, and in October 1959 it was merged with a Sugiyama-sha and the current name adopted.
Two-three minutes on foot from Ikuta Station. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this shrine is the set of steep stairs leading up to it and the way the in-ground Musashi Mitake Jinja is situated at the top.
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