Kameido Shrine° 1°ň
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[ID] 2417°°°°( ID:2417 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Album]
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 132x87
[Cabinet] 51-39-0
[Keyword] shrine/flowers and trees
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Kameido Tenmangu Shrine (present-day Kameido Tenjinsha) is one of the three main shrines dedicated to Sugawara Michizane. The other two are Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto. The shrine is said to go back to the year 1661when the Shinto priest of Dazaifu, Sugawara Otorii Nobusuke, carved a holy image from the wood of the tobiume (plum tree) and enshrined it in the eastern part of Honjo. In 1662, the fourth Shogun Ietsuna donated the land to the shrine, and shrine buildings including the Romon Gate, Shinji Pond, and Taiko Bridge were later built in imitation of the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.