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iwashimashinsha (batsubenten)

batsubenten has already become like the place name now, but there is iwashimashinsha which Yoshiie Minamotono prayed for in the old days. There is an anecdote about Itsukushima Shrine and Yoshiie Minamoto.

The north and south could go through the precincts, and it was believed as wife of chief zen-priest company, so-called batsubenten where hardship was come through again by general public and was counted in Edo six wife of chief zen-priest, one of the hilly section Seven Deities of Good Luck. Later on, Nuke-Benten began to be regarded as one of six Edo-Benten and Shichifukujin (Seven Yamanote deities of good fortune).

Out of sorrow that 5th Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi had from the death of the successor Tokumatsu in 1682, he established the law to protect animals twice after 1685. He built doghouse of 82,500m2 in Okubo 52,800m2 in Nakano in 1695 to accommodate stray dog. It is said that the number of stray dog reached 42,000 of them in October of the year. And that is why there remains the track of doghouse near Nuke-Benten.

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Zip code 〒162-0055
Address 8-5, Yochomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
The nearest station, access
  • It is a 10-minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Wakamatsu-Kawada Station
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