Sainen temple was built in 1593 by Hanzo Hattori. It had been in Koujimachi shimizu dani. Later in 1634, along with the expansion of Edo Castle, it was moved to where it is today.
Hanzo was the old retainer of Ieyasu Tokugawa. In 1579, Nobuyasu, the elder brother of Ieyasu, was ordered to perform seppuku for Nobunaga Oda. Later, Hanzo held a memorial service for Nobuyasu by building Sainen Temple. He passed away in 1596, and was buried in Sainen Temple that he established. His tomb is located on the right side of the main hall, and designated as Shinjuku historic landmark.
He was known as an expert of spear. It is said that the spear that is kept in the temple was bestowed to Hanzo by Ieyasu tokugawa.
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