Ana Hachiman Shrine, famous for its visitors who come to the shrine to receive an amulet, was established in 1062 when Yoshiie Minamoto visited here and gave his helmet and sword as gifts to Hachiman, god of war (although it is also said that the shrine was established after Edo era). Later, a priest Yoshimasa found a cave while he was trying to build a small thatched house. It is said that there was a gilt bronze statue of Amida Nyorai standing in the cave. In that time, Amida Nyorai was respected as the original form of Hachiman and began to be called "Ana(cave) Hachiman". As Ana Hachiman Shrine was located to the north of Edo castle, the shogunate family visited the shrine.
Even though the shrine was burnt down due to the war in 1945, there still remains "the Hotei image water bowls", a Shinjuku's cultural property.
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