Mimeguri Shrine / Oshiage Tokyo

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

Zoujou-ji Temple / Shibakouen Tokyo

[History] Zojo-ji Temple was founded in 1393 by the Jodo Shu denomination as the central monastery in the Kanto(east Japan) region devoted to the rigorous practice of the nembutsu(recitation of Amida Buddha’s name). Zojo-ji Temple relocated to the present site in 1598 after Ieyasu Tokugawa, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, entered Edo

Shiba Toushou-gu Shrine / Shibakouen Tokyo

[Shiba Toshogu Shrine] The sitting of Tokugawa Ieyasu (the first Shogun who established Edo regime) which is one of the tangible cultural properties of Tokyo is installed. A three hundred year-old big ginkgo tree said to be planted by Tokugawa Iemitsu (the third Shogun) is located on the right front of the