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Asakusa Jinja, Tokyo

The Asakusa Jinja, also known as Sanja-sama (Shrine of the 3 Gods), is a 17th century Shinto shrine that honors the 3 Japanese men - Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari, and Haji no Nakatomo who established the Senso-ji temple after finding the bodhisattva Kannon statue in the Sumida river.

The Asakusa Jinja, also known as Sanja-sama (Shrine of the 3 Gods), is a 17th century Shinto shrine that honors the 3 Japanese men - Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari, and Haji no Nakatomo who established the Senso-ji temple after finding the bodhisattva Kannon statue in the Sumida river. The fairly plain shrine is built in the ishi-no-ma-zukuri (gongen-zukuri) style, with the haiden (worship hall) connected to the honden (main sanctuary) by a heiden (hall of offerings) under the same roof in an 'H'. The red lacquered buildings with black lacquered fittings, along with paintings of phoenixes and dragons on the walls, exemplify traditional Japanese shrine décor.

The Asakusa Shrine is notable as the focal point of the Sanja Matsuri Festival every year in the 3rd weekend in May. The three Mikoshi (portable miniature shrines) of Ichi-no-miya, Ni-no-miya and San-no-miya are carried around the 44 districts of Asakusa, and there is music, dance, geisha performance and festivity all around.


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About Asakusa Jinja

 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan

 +81 3-3844-1575

 www.asakusajinja.jp

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