About Anamori Inari Jinja shrine
Anamori Inari Jinja Shrine is located in Oota-ku, Tokyo. The main deity enshrined is Toyouke-hime-no-mikoto, who is the god of food, clothing, shelter and industrial. The shrine was built in 1818 by residents who had been through the serious flood of 1804.
This shrine used to be located at the current location at Haneda Airport before the war, but was moved to the current location afterwards. When they were trying to remove the Ootorii, accidents such as personal injuries occurred constantly during the process, so the removal was cancelled. During the maintenance of Haneda Airport runway in 1999, the Ootorii was relocated to the end of the airport’s Tama River side. Now it is blessing and protecting the land over there.
Spreading Anamori Inari sand will bring you good luck
There is a story about the sand inside Anamori Inari area. Before Haneda Airport was built, it used to be a fishing village around the shrine area. One fisherman went fishing and stored all the fish in a basket, but when he got home all of the fish had turned into sand. The same thing happened day after day, and the fisherman told others about it, but everyone said that it might be a prank from the fox. (Foxes are often described as animals that love playing pranks in many Japanese folktales.) Later on, the fisherman caught a fox near Anamori Inari Jinja Shrine while it was about to play a prank on his basket. He forgave the fox and let it go. Since then, whenever fisherman went out fishing, plenty of fish and a little bit of sand were always in the basket. In addition, if you spread the sand in the garden, guests will visit the place without interruption.
This story spread, and people believe that the sand in Anamori Inari Jinja Shrine can bring good luck. It will bless and protect your family and career if you spread some sand at your home entrance. If you want to know more about how to use the sand and what else it protects, please ask the priest in the shrine.
A 5-minute walk from Keihin-kyukou Anamori-Inari Station.
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Description: Anamori Inari Jinja Shrine
|Sights||Anamori Inari Jinja Shrine (穴守稲荷神社)|
5-2-7 Haneda, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0043
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 03-3741-0809|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
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|Recommended target||Family Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|