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.




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




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


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.


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


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  1. Pingback: Photo of the Day: Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine « Konnichiwa

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