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Motomachi Itsukushima Shrine is a [[Shinto shrine]] in the [[Motomachi (Yokohama)|Motomachi]] neighborhood of [[Yokohama]].
 
Motomachi Itsukushima Shrine is a [[Shinto shrine]] in the [[Motomachi (Yokohama)|Motomachi]] neighborhood of [[Yokohama]].
  
The shrine is dedicated to [[Benten]] and dates back roughly 700 years, to long before Yokohama was anything more than a remote fishing village. Originally, the shrine was located elsewhere, at a place called Shûkan Island. In the [[Genroku]] period (1688-1704), it was split, and moved to [[Zotokuin|Zôtokuin]] temple in Motomachi (not to be confused with the temple by the same name in the nearby San'ya neighborhood). In the [[Meiji period]] (1868-1912), however, in accordance with new policies against the mixing of [[Buddhism]] and [[Shinto]], the shrine was divorced from the temple, and reestablished in Motomachi.
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The shrine is dedicated to [[Benten]] and dates back roughly 700 years, to long before Yokohama was anything more than a remote fishing village. Originally, the shrine was located elsewhere, at a place called Shûkan Island. In the [[Genroku]] period (1688-1704), it was split, and moved to Zôtoku-in temple in Motomachi (not to be confused with the [[Zotoku-in|temple by the same name]] in the nearby San'ya neighborhood). In the [[Meiji period]] (1868-1912), however, in accordance with new policies against the mixing of [[Buddhism]] and [[Shinto]], the shrine was divorced from the temple, and reestablished in Motomachi.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:43, 11 February 2020

The main worship hall of Motomachi Itsukushima Shrine.
  • Japanese: 元町厳島神社 (Motomachi Itsukushima jinja)

Motomachi Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the Motomachi neighborhood of Yokohama.

The shrine is dedicated to Benten and dates back roughly 700 years, to long before Yokohama was anything more than a remote fishing village. Originally, the shrine was located elsewhere, at a place called Shûkan Island. In the Genroku period (1688-1704), it was split, and moved to Zôtoku-in temple in Motomachi (not to be confused with the temple by the same name in the nearby San'ya neighborhood). In the Meiji period (1868-1912), however, in accordance with new policies against the mixing of Buddhism and Shinto, the shrine was divorced from the temple, and reestablished in Motomachi.

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  • Plaques on-site.

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