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Motomachi Itsukushima Shrine

Motomachi Itsukushima Shrine

Shimizu Benten and Suboshi Benten, which had been enshrined on Suboshima Island in the former Yokohama village for about 700 years, were enshrined separately in the Genroku era, and the temporary hall of Zotokuin (Shingon sect) in Motomachi 1-chome. I was enshrining the body of God. However, due to the prohibition of mixing Shinto and Buddhism during the Meiji Restoration, it was separated from Zotoku-in Temple and built a shrine at Motomachi 1-chome 15 as Itsukushima Shrine, and became the guardian of Motomachi.

The enshrined deities are Ichikishimahime no Mikoto, Takirihime no Mikoto, Takimiyakohime no Mikoto, and Konohanasakuyahime no Mikoto, all of whom are goddesses. The shrine was destroyed by fire in the Great Kanto Earthquake, but a temporary building was constructed using materials from the shrine. It was once again reduced to ashes during the Second World War, but in 1961, thanks to the enthusiasm of the parishioners who worshiped it, a reinforced concrete shrine was erected and continues to this day. Motomachi Itsukushima Shrine is also the god of prosperous business, success in passing exams, and marriage. In the precincts, Konpira Shrine and Kotai Jingu Shrine, which was donated by the Ishikawa family, who was the head of the local village, are also enshrined as subsidiary shrines.

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