Hanahata Otori-jinja shrine

Name of facility HanahataOtori-jinja shrine
Overview The shrine affectionately called Otori-sama is loved by many people. Although the foundation date is unknown, the origin is said that when Yamato Takeru no Mikoto accomplished a great achievement of the eastern country settlement, people who suffered from barbarians for many years, dedicated a sacred deity to the shrine with gratitude for him. In the Edo period, it was called Otori Dai Myojin. The current main shrine was dedicated by the Satake clan in Akita domain, who was a descendant of Minamoto no Yoshimitsu. It was built by Yoshida, a carpenter who specialized in building shrines over 21 years from 1854 to 1875. There are many sculptures, especially the rising dragon and descending dragon sculptures of the worship pillars are admirable (Adachi City registered tangible cultural property). The temple was the birthplace of Tori-no-Ichi, festival and attracted many people from Edo town. Even now, the festival is held in every November on the day of the rooster in Chinese zodiac calendar. There are many shops selling rakes. It is also well known as Hanahata-no-Shishimai, Lion Dance, where three lions dance heroically on the third Sunday of July (Adachi City designated intangible folk cultural property). It is said to be begun in the middle of the Edo period, and lion dances are dedicated to praying for world peace, a rich harvest, dispelling bad illness, and rain.
Address 7-16-8 Hanahata Adachi
Access 8 min. walk from Hanahata 6-chome stop of Tobu Bus for Hanahata-Danchi cycle from Rokucho Station of Tsukuba Express
8 min. walk from Soka Memorial Gymnasium stop of Tobu Bus for Hanahata Kuwabukuro-Danchi from Yatsuka Station of Tobu Skytree Line
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Contact​ ​ 03-3883-2908
Hanahata Otori-jinja

Hanahata Otori-jinja

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