Talk:Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine

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The official name of the shrine is Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Jinja Shrine, as attested by the sign outside the shrine. I decided however to leave the article here because next to nobody uses the official name, and the official name is in the first line of the test anyway. I don't think it's all that important. If you have doubts about the shrine's official name, see the image Zeniarai Benzaiten Sign.jpg at Wikipedia Commons. It contains a photo of the shrine's sign with the official name in English, Kanji and hiragana.

Urashimataro (talk) 00:06, 25 March 2008 (UTC)


This article is well-written, and compelling. If I saw this text in a travel guidebook, it would fit perfectly. But Wikipedia is not Wikitravel. An encyclopedia article should not begin with " the second most popular spot in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture after Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū even though a visit means a 20-minute walk from Kamakura station." It should start with " a Shinto shrine in Kamakura, Japan, founded by Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1185, and dedicated to the deity Benten."

The focus should not be on the tourist - how long it takes to walk there, that they would be confused, or on why so many people go to visit it. The focus should be on the shrine itself - its history, its architecture and layout, etc. Tourist demographics (second most popular site in the city; 900,000 visitors a year) can be included, too, in that context of formal description of the demographics.

Cheers. LordAmeth (talk) 17:22, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Hisashiburi, LA, genki? Point taken. Will make the changes. Thanks. Frank (Urashima Tarō) 03:28, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Rewritten article[edit]

I rewrote the article. Frank (Urashima Tarō) (talk) 04:55, 16 April 2010 (UTC)