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Hiroo Inari Jinja, ink drawing on ceiling of Hiroo Inari prayer hall by Takahashi Yuichi

It is said that Inari (the god of harvests) was invoked as the guardian deity of the Shogunfs villa, Azabu Fujimi Goten, during the Genroku period (1688-1703). It was formerly called Fujimi Inari or Chitose-dera Inari. The dragon drawn on seven consecutive panels on the main hallfs ceiling is the final Japanese-style painting of the great master Takahashi Yuichi. Three towers dedicated to the repose of the souls of the departed (Minato City Cultural Assets) stand by a stone moat and the three monkeys (gSee no evil, hear no evil, speak no evilh) are carved on the front.

Address 4-5-61 Minami Azabu
Keywords Minato-ku designated cultural assets,Shrines / Temples

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