Namiyoke Inari Shrine

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Namiyoke Inari Shrine
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TypeInari Shrine
Location6-20-37, Tsukiji, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0045
Namiyoke Inari Shrine is located in Japan
Namiyoke Inari Shrine
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates35°39′48.65″N 139°46′17.62″E / 35.6635139°N 139.7715611°E / 35.6635139; 139.7715611Coordinates: 35°39′48.65″N 139°46′17.62″E / 35.6635139°N 139.7715611°E / 35.6635139; 139.7715611
Date established1659
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Namiyoke Inari Shrine (波除稲荷神社, Namiyoke inari-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Tsukiji, Chūō, Tokyo. It is an Inari shrine that was built on the water's edge when this part of Tokyo (then Edo) was created from landfill after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657. The name of the shrine literally means "protection from waves."

After the Tsukiji fish market was established in its present location after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, the Namiyoke Inari Shrine became an unofficial guardian shrine for the marketplace and its traders. The courtyard of the shrine is dotted with various memorial plaques and carvings donated by trade groups in the marketplace.