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Mimeguri Shrine / Oshiage Tokyo


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This shrine was choosen by the great merchant family Mitsui when started operating in Tokyo.
“Mimeguri” means “three times around”.
It derves from a 1300s legend about a priest Genkei in West Japan who witnessed a magical white fox running around a recently unearthed sculpture of an old man mounted on a white fox three times, and then disappearing.

Lion statues are placed near a shrine guardian.
Statue of the same shall have been placed at the entrance of the MitsukoshiDepartment store, the dedication from the Mitsukoshi Department store in2009.

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東京都墨田区向島2丁目5−17

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