"One and Only in Japan" Kisho (Weather) Shrine

Enshrined Deity

Yagokoro Omoikaneno Mikoto

~Description in Japanese mythology~

Yagokoro Omoikaneno Mikoto is sun of Takamusubino Mikoto who was supereme commander in deity heaven.
Yagokoro Omoikaneno Mikoto can gather everyone's wisdom.
First letter of its name "Ya" means "eight (8)". Yagokoro Omoikaneno Mikoto can control eight phenomenon of weather "Suuny" "Cloudy" "Rain" "Thunder" "Wind" "Frost" "Snow" "Fog".

Brief History of Kisho (Weather) Shrine

Army Weather Department of Imperial Japanese Army was organized in Suginami ward (Mabashi district) in Apr 1944. In those days, strategy was developped on the basis of weather condition.
So Kisho (Weather) shrine was founded as a purpose of hit of weather forecast. After World War Ⅱ, GHQ issued the "Shito Directive (Termination of State Shinto)" and State Shinto was abolished. However due to omission of investigation, Kisho (Weather) shrine finally remained.

After breakup of Army Weather Depatment, all the perple concerned together discussed relocation matter of Kisho (Weather) shrine. Mr.Minoru Yamamoto (Grandfather of current Chief Priest) finally accepted relocation of Kisho (Weather) shrine to site of Koenji Hikawa Shrine from site of Army Weather Department.

Due to an old and decaying of shrine building, current Kisho shrine building was founded in June 2004, as an 55th anniversary of relocation to Koenji Hikawa Shrine.

Kisho (Weather) Shrine

Annual Grand Festival

Carried out 1st June

1st June is the anniversary of weather. 1st June in 1875, the first meteorological observation station was founded in Tokyo (Akasaka district).
So we are pleased to carry out Annual Grand Festival 1st June.

Annual Grand Festival in Kisho (Weather) Shrine

Ofuda・Omamori・Geta Ema・Omikuji

We would like to introduce giving goods of Kisho (Weather) shrine as follows.

・Ofuda is a symbol of the enshrined deity. It is consideration to be a physical manifestation of deity.
・Omamori is the charm which guards and blesses you. Japanese have them wishing for divine fortune.
・Ema is votive tablet dedicated to shrine with your wish on it and it is said that these wishes would be delivered to deity.
・Omikuji is a Japanease random fortune which tells your fortune and gives an advice for your fortune.

Kisho (Weather)
Shrine Ofuda

This is Ofuda of Kisho (Weather) shrine. Please enshrine this Ofuda in householder of shinto altar and feel power of Kisho (Weather) deity.

(JPY1,000)

Kisho (Weather)
Card Omamori

This Omamori is card type. It is so easy to carry. You can pray for rain and cloudy except sunny.

(JPY500)

Hare Omamori

This Omamori is concentrated to pray for fine sunny."Hare" means "Sunny". Lots of power which bring fine sunny to you.

(JPY500)

Teru-Teru Omamori

Shaped like Teru-Teru bozu. Japanese people traditionally hang Teru-Teru bozu for prayer of good weather.

(Red・Blue JPY500)

Geta Ema

Geta is Japanese traditional sandal. Japanese people traditionally throw Geta to predict weather in next day. So we prepared such shape of Ema. You can write your wish of weather into Geta Ema and dedicate it to Geta Ema hanger.

(Red・Yellow JPY500)

Geta Ema hanger with lots of wish by many visitors.

Kisho (Weather) Shrine
wooden Ofuda

We started to present wooden Ofuda as a memory of beginning of new era (Reiwa). You can enshrine this Ofuda without householder of shinto altar and feel power of Kisho (Weather) deity.

(S:JPY2,000・L:JPY3,000)

Hare Omamori(premium version
in paulownia box)

We started to present premium Hare Omamori as a memory of beginning of new era (Reiwa)

(JPY1,000)

Teru-Teru Omikuji

As written above, Yagokoro Omoikaneno Mikoto contorols eight (8) phenomenon of weather.
There are 8 color type of Teru-Teru Bozu with each meaning in this Omikuji. you can also get various weather omikuji (Fine Sunny / Sunny / Rain / Snow / etc...). You can take it home or dedicate it to special hanger in Kisho (Weather) shrine site.

(JPY500)

Etiquette in shrine

①Temizu

1) Go to Temizuya before worshiping in shrine.
2) Take the ladle in the right hand,scoop water and pour over the left hand.
3) Transfer the ladle to the left hand and cleanse the right hand.
4) Transfer the ladle once more to the right hand,and pour water into the cupped left hand.
  Use this water to rinse the mouth.
5) Wash the left hand once more.
6) Return the ladle to its original position.

②How to pray in Shrine

1) Wash hands and rinse mouth to prepare yourself for purification.
2) Proceed toward the altar.
3) Make the bell ring by shaking the rope.
4) Make an offering into offering box.
5) Bow twice deeply in front of offering box.
6) Clap your hands twice.
7) Bow once deeply.

Access

※Kisho (Weather) shrine is located inside of Koenji Hikawa shrine site.

Location

4-44-19, Koenji-Minami,Suginamu-ku, Tokyo, Japan (zip code : 166-0003)
TEL : +81-3-3314-4147
FAX : +81-3-3315-0034
URL : https://koenji-hikawa.com/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/koenji_hikawa

Office hours

Open : 09:00  ※Possible to enter into Shrine site from the early morning
Close : 17:00

Nearest Station

JR Chuo-Line (Sobu-Line) Koenji Station 2 min walk
※JR Chuo-Line does not stop at Koenji Station every weekend and national holiday,
 so please come to by JR Sobu-Line.

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