Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

In the same vicinity as the Kiyosumi Teien Garden (in my last blog post), you will find the Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, founded in 1627, a shinto shrine dedicated to the kami (god) Hachiman.

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There is a small Japanese garden and pond to one side of the shrine area with a few red torii gates.

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This shrine is also popular among Japanese tourists because it is one of the ancestral homes of sumo.

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On March 10, 1945, the shrine was burnt down by the bombing of Tokyo.  The Emperor Hirohito visited the damaged area – after the war, two stone monuments were built in the precincts to commemorate his visit.

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Hachimangu is also home to some of Japan’s largest mikoshi.

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