Nearest station

Minami-asagaya

Marunouchi Line

Tōkyō-to, Suginami-ku, Naritanishi 3-9-5

東京都杉並区成田西3-9-5

尾崎熊野神社

  Ozaki-Kumano Jinja

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September 22, 2017

History

There is no real evidence as to how and when the Ozaki Kumano Jinja was founded, but as with Seiso-Shirayama Jinja the circumstances and timing are generally assumed to be the same as those for the Ōmiya Hachiman-Gū. What is certain is that people have lived in this area for a long time. In the autumn of 1968 excavations carried out within the shrine grounds uncovered pottery shards and housing remains from the early and late Jōmon Period repectively. Similar finds were made at the Ōmiya Hachiman-Gū. Again as with Seiso-Shirayama Jinja the betto-ji for this shrine was the Hoshoji Temple, and according to a stone engraving excavated in the grounds of the temple many samurai from Kamakura moved to this area at the end of the Kamakura Period and brought with them their worship of Kumano Gongen. After the Meiji Restoration the priests who were serving the Ōmiya Hachiman-Gū began performing the same functions at the Ozaki-Kumano Jinja. In 1908 the nearby shrines of Inari, Saruta-hiko, and Mitake were merged into Ozaki-Kumano.

Description

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table)

Iso Takeru-no-kami  (71A)          五十猛神

Tsumatsu-hime-mikoto (71C)   抓津比咩命

Ōyatsu-hime-mikoto  (71B)       大屋津比咩命

 

From Merged Shrines

None

In-ground Shrines: 

Saruta-hiko Jinja   猿田彦神社

Inari Jinja               稲荷神社

Mitake Jinja           御嶽神社

Earliest mention of:   

Annual Festival:    

 #3 in the Zenpukuji River Jinja Walk, slightly under 2 km from the Seiso-Shirayama Jinja. I think the kitsune in the Inari Jinja are more expressive than usual; the komainu are dated December 1936. The tree in the bottom row of pictures is a black pine, and is said to be about 400 years old.

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尾崎熊野神社  Ozaki-Kumano Jinja
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