Kabuto Jinja Shrine| Kabuto no Miya Shrine
About 10 minutes walks along Gyotoku Kaido Street from JR Motoyawata Station,
there is a some torii gates standing in a small shrine, it is called Kabuto
Jinja Shrine. The main divine god dedicated in this shrine is Homudawake no Mikoto
whose another name is the 15th Emperor Oujin. According to the history
of the Kabuto Jinja Shrine, it dedicates a Kabuto helmet of the Emperor
Oujin, but there are some other legends that it dedicates a Kabuto helmet
of the Empress Jingu
, Masakado Taira
or Yoshiie Minamoto
. Edo Meisho Zue
(a guide book describing Edo
in Edo period
) tells that it dedicates a Kabuto helmet of a general who had fought in
the Battle at Konodai. Edo Meisho Zue calls this shrine 'Kabuto no Miya'
that was managed by staffs at Gyotoku Hachimangu Shrine at that time. Before
Edogawa Flood Control Channel was built, Owada where Kabuto Jinja Shrine
stands and the Tokagi, the next village of it joined to Gyotoku
, so Gyotoku Hachimangu Shrine managed it. Moreover, Katsushikaki called
it 'Kabuto Hachiman'. Now Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine
manages Kabuto Jinja Shrine. Anyway, it has been believed deeply by samurais.
Why don't you visit Kabuto Jinja Shrine?
The History of Kabuto Jinja Shrine
The History of Kabuto Jinaj Shrine
Kabuto Jinja Shrine would be built to dedicate the Emperor Oujin or his Kabuto helmet.
This shrine is very old, so it was built here in Owada in August 8th of 988 as the reign of the 66th Emperor Ichijo. Kabuto Jinja Shrine is a guardian god of Owada village and it is a branch shrine of Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine and is named 'Shime Shita' might mean that Kabuto Jinja Shrine is under control of Katsushika Hachomangu Shrine.
Many samurai worriers had believed in this shirne since ancient ages, then the sumurai worriers had to get off their horses to visit Kabuto Jinja Shrine while they passed the way in front of it, if not, they had to fell off their horses.
Many village people believed deeply and donated much.
In July 24th of 1920, Tenjinsha Shrine and Sanosha Shrine were dedicated in the site of Kabuto Jinja Shrine.
Good Days in November 2001
Supporters of Kabuto Jinja Shrine
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Kabuto Jinja Shrine
- 2-5-4 Owada Ichikawa-shi Chiba-ken
- Kabuto Jinja Shrine has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda
- From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei
Yawata Sta, take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take
JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Keisei-line, get
off Keisei Yawata Sta.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and
get off Keisei Yawata Sta.
- Take 15 minute walk from Keisei Yawata Sta and take 10 minute walk from
Landmarks near Kabuto Daijinja Shrine
Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree
Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in
Very beautiful cherry blossoms along the approach way on the cliff.
The shrine has monuments of Kafu Nagai, Rohan Koda and Kaishu Katsu.
The noted wisteria trees called Choju Fuji are very popular and beautiful.
A small shrine standing quietly in residential area Sugano has some legends.
The statue of Myoken Bosatsu in it has been very famous since Edo period.
Kabuto Jinja Shiren has some legends about the Kabuto helmet dedicated
Yoko Mizuki was a scenario writer who contributed on the motion picture world in Japan.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.