Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine
Tomioka Hachimangu (富岡八幡宮), also known as Fukagawa Hachiman (深川八幡), is a Shinto shrine which is a 5-minute walk from Monzen-nakacho Station of the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or the Toei Oedo Line. The shrine was founded in 1624 and is famous for its Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, which is the Grand Festival of the shrine.
The Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri is fully conducted every three years. This festival itself is held annually, but except for fully conducted years, it is scaled down significantly.
Haiden is where people offer prayers. The shrine complex is post-war reconstruction made with concrete.
Two large mikoshi, or portable shrines, are displayed. Tomioka Hachimangu claims that one of them, the Honsha Ichinomiya Mikoshi, is the No.1 mikoshi in Japan, weighing 4.5 metric tons (9,920 pounds) and decorated with diamonds and rubies.
Displayed next to it is the Honsha Ninomiya Mikoshi, which weighs some 2 metric tons (4,400 pounds).
Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri
The Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, or the Fukagawa Matsuri, held in mid-August, is the Reitaisai (annual grand festival) of Tomioka Hachimangu. This is a well-known festival in Tokyo, and every three years, more than 50 mikoshi hold a joint parade. For details about this event, see the article on the Fukagawa Hachiman Maturi.
Access:a 5-min walk from Monzen-nakacho Station of the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or the Toei Oedo Line
Area guide around this site
Fukagawa Fudodo TempleJapanese
Fukagawa Fudodo (深川不動堂), located adjacent to Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, is a small branch temple of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. This temple was established in 1881.
This was the Hondo (main hall) until recently. Now, a modern Hondo is built next to this former Hondo.