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Tōkyō-to, Inagi-shi, Ōmaru 847

東京都稲城市大丸847

大麻止乃豆乃天神社

  Omatonotsunoten Jinja

March 25, 2020

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I have checked with some of my neighbors and the name of this shrine is as difficult to read in Japanese as it is in English. The shrine shares two linked similarities with the Musashi Mitake Jinja in Ome-shi. The main kami at both is the relatively uncommon Kushinachi-mikoto--who features in neither the Kojiki nor the Nihon Shoki--and this makes them both candidates to be the shrine of this name in Musashi Tama-gun (武蔵国多摩郡大麻止乃豆乃天神社) mentioned in the Engi-shiki.

Exactly when the shrine was founded is unclear but as it is a candidate to be a shrine mentioned in the Engi-shiki it was almost certainly in existence before 927 when the Engi-shiki was written. Since before the Edo Period the shrine was known as Marumiya Myōjin and housed the tutelary deity for Ōmaru village.  The bettō-ji was the Rinzai sect Ensho-ji.

 

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table)

Kushinachi-mikoto     櫛真智命

 

From Merged Shrines

None

In-ground Shrines:

Tsushima Jinja     津島神社

Shirayama Jinja   白山神社

Shinmei Jinja        神明神社

Inari Jinja              稲荷神社

Akiba Jinja            秋葉神社

 

​Annual Festival:    First Sunday of October

Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社

In 1873 the shrine was given village ranking and around that time its name was changed to the current Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja. During the Taishō Period two other shrines in the village, Shirayama Jinja and Shinmei Jinja, were merged into it. The komainu pair shown below date to 1841.

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Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
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Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社
Ōmatonotsunoten Jinja  大麻止乃豆乃天神社

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