14.KANDA MYOJIN/Shinto shrine



Kandamyojin was constructed in 730, during the Nara period. During the Edo period, it was known to protect people from generals to the general public as “Edo Sochinju”. It is said that Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa prayed before going into battle and also before he went to fight the battle of Sekigahara which he won. Since then people have worshiped “Kandamyojin” before games/matches,, taking entrance exams and for business. Also there is another god “Daikoku-sama” for marriage. Great to come here for a bit of a rest as it is near Akihabara for a brief getaway from the town overflowing with articles!


INFORMATION

・Phone: 03-3254-0753
・Location: 2-16-2 Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
 (7 min. walk from Akihabara Sta./5 min. walk from Ochanomizu Sta.)
http://www.kandamyoujin.or.jp/



「神田明神」/神社

天平2年(730)創建、約1300年の歴史を誇る。江戸時代には将軍から庶民の全部を守る「江戸総鎮守」として祀られ、現在も神田、日本橋、秋葉原、大手町、丸の内など108の町の総氏神様として祀られている。短冊に願い事を書いて身につけるお守り「お願い兎の御守り」(¥800)や、獅子舞人形がおみくじを運ぶ販売機(¥200)などがある。