Ichihime Jinja Shrine


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Enshrined guardian deities for markets and women worshipped by females in Japan

Ichihime Jinja Shrine was established by Fuyutsugu Fujiwara, who was the Sadaijin (Minister of the Left) by the order of Emperor Kanmu's for guarding both west and east cities in the ancient capital. It is famous for guarding women, as those enshrined here are all female deities, hence many females visit this shrine from all over Japan. The shrine has one of the seven famous spring waters called “Amenomanai”, which is said to have been used for the first bath for the imperial prince or princess. The well is called Ichigan Joju no Ido, it is said if you contribute an ema (a votive horse tablet) , drink the sacred water and pray to the deity, then your one wish will come true.


Name Ichihime Jinja Shrine
Address Hitosujime-nishi-iru, Kawaramachi Gojo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-361-2775
Hours Entry (gate open): 9:00-17:00
URL http://ichihime.net/
Recommended A very unique berial mound for various used cards are made to purify the old cards.
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012