Shiramine Jingu 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

Deity of kemari and popular for unique sports amulet

Shiramine Jingu Shrine was established by the order of Emperor Meiji in 1868.  It enshrines the spirits of the Emperor Sutoku and the Emperor Junnin who both died in exile. The site on which this shrine stands was formerly the residence of the Asukai family, the head family of Japanese poetry and kemari, a traditional ball-kicking game. It enshrines Sei Daimyojin, deity of kemari, therefore it receives a lot of attention as the guardian for not only soccer but all ball games and sport in general, and as well as the benefits for improving skills and techniques of the performing arts. Therefore the amulet is popular too.


Name Shiramine Jingu Shrine
Address 261 Asukai-cho, Imadegawa-dori Horikawa Higashi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-441-3810
Hours Entry (gate open): 8:00-17:00 (for special prayer: until 15:00)
Recommended The water called "Asukai" is springling out in the pricinct, which appears in the essay by famous female writer, Sei Shonagon's "Makurano Soshi".
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC ,
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012