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[Tsushima-jinja Shrine]

A shrine once worshiped by warriors and feudal lords

This shrine is the head shrine of all the many Tsushima-jinja Shrines in Japan. In ancient times, it was known as "Tsushima Gozu Tennosha". The shrine is the central shrine for the worship of Gozu Tenno, a deity who brings people happiness and protects them from disease. Many figures from the Sengoku period worshiped at the shrine as well. It is said that famed feudal lord Oda Nobunaga aided in the construction of the shrine, while lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi donated the romon (two-story gate), lord Toyotomi Hideyori donated the south gate, and Matsudaira Masako, the wife of Matsudaira Tadayoshi (lord of Kiyosu Castle and fourth son of Tokugawa Ieyasu), donated the main hall. The Owari Tsushima Tenno Festival, a grand festival held at Tsushima-jinja Shrine in July every year, was designated a piece of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2016 along with 33 other Japanese cultural properties. On the Saturday of the festival is Yoi Matsuri, the Evening Festival, which offers the beautiful sight of five boats with their lanterns' light reflected on the surface of the river, and on Sunday is Asa Matsuri, the Morning Festival, with six boats decorated with Noh dolls. They are a summer tradition of the Owari region.
Posted photos Main Many warriors and feudal lords of the Sengoku period worshiped at Tsushima-jinja Shrine (Left: Worship hall. Back: Main hall. Right: Romon)
Three photos Upper left The Owari Tsushima Tenno Festival is held on the fourth Saturday and Sunday of July. Pictured is Yoi Matsuri, held on Saturday night, upper right The lanterns are removed from the boats, and the next day, in the Asa Matsuri, boats decorated with Noh dolls appear instead, lower The brilliant red torii on the east side of the shrine, and behind it, the romon
Address Shinmei-cho 1, Tsushima City, Aichi
Phone +81-567-26-3216 (Japanese only)
Hours 24 hours
Holidays Open every day
Access Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen and walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station". Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line or Tsushima Line for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Tsushima Station", and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
URL http://tsushimajinja.or.jp/English.pdf

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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