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Otori Shrine

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3-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064 Tokyo Prefecture
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mat_mak wrote a review Apr 2017
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan5,893 contributions559 helpful votes
This shrine is famous for giving business luck. Especially markets called "Tori no Ichi" and that sell the objets "Kumade" for business success are held in November every year,.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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warren D wrote a review Nov 2016
Vladivostok, Russia3,397 contributions407 helpful votes
This is a comparatively small shrine in Meguro, ubiquitous and rather unimpressive, although popular with local community folks especially during the New Year's holidays.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Stephen L wrote a review Nov 2016
8 contributions3 helpful votes
This was an interesting observation of the Japanese Tori no Ichi festival where you get to see first hand local Tokyo residents prays good luck and prosperity in November. The believers will "kumade" rakes which will be celebrated with a chant wishes with gusto from the vendors and it is quite a spectacle to view and experience. It is crowded at night coupled with lively street food and vendors - a significant experience of a normal Tokyo resident life.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Dennis A. Amith wrote a review Feb 2016
California424 contributions236 helpful votes
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Meguro is a special ward in Tokyo that was founded back in 1947. Formerly two towns: Meguro and Hibusama, that were part of the former Ebara District of Musashi Province, the two were merged in 1932 into Meguro Ward. Meguro (which translates to “black eyes”) is known for its major corporate offices, 15 foreign embassies and consulates, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japanese Folk Crafts Museum, and the home of Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo and for its shrines such as the Ryusenji (Meguro Fudo Temple), the Yuten-ji Temple and the Otori Shrine. The Otori-jinja shrine in Meguro is known for having a huge festivals in September and their largest “Tori no Ichi” Festival in November. The location for weddings, rituals and even exorcisms. Personally, unlike other shrines, the history of Otori-jinja shrine is not as pronounced as what is known is its appreciation for birds, the healing of the shrine. The history can be found here (in Japanese). But the shrine is the oldest in Meguro, as it was built during the reign of Emperor Keiko (the legendary emperor), the 12th emperor of Japan (71-130).
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Date of experience: March 2015
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Munki888 wrote a review Oct 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada310 contributions65 helpful votes
If you like calm feel in busy metro... Take a short walk and relax... Not far from Mefuro River famous for cherry blossom during Spring...
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Date of experience: October 2014
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