Enoshima Shrine

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Enoshima Jinja
江島神社
Enoshimajinja -05.jpg
Zuishinmon
Religion
AffiliationShinto
DeityMunakata goddesses, Benzaiten
Location
Location2-3-8, Enoshima, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
Enoshima Shrine is located in Japan
Enoshima Shrine
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates35°18′02″N 139°28′47″E / 35.30056°N 139.47972°E / 35.30056; 139.47972Coordinates: 35°18′02″N 139°28′47″E / 35.30056°N 139.47972°E / 35.30056; 139.47972
Architecture
Date established552
Website
www.enoshimajinja.or.jp/index.html
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto
Oku-tsu-miya (奧津宮)

Enoshima Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to the worship of the kami Benten.[1] Enoshima-jinja consists of three shrines, He-tsu-miya, Naka-tsu-miya and Oku-tsu-miya.

Per legend, 12th century Japanese ruler Hōjō Tokimasa visited the shrine to pray for prosperity, and there received a prophecy from a mysterious woman, who also left behind three scales, which became his family crest.[2]

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  1. ^ Ono, S.; Woodard, W.P.; Sakamoto, S. (2004). Shinto the Kami Way. Tuttle Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-8048-3557-2.
  2. ^ Chaudhuri, Saroj Kumar (2003). Hindu Gods and Goddesses in Japan. Vedams eBooks (P) Ltd. p. 51. ISBN 978-81-7936-009-5.