The Matsuchiyama Shoden Honryu-in Temple close to Senso-ji Temple, is recognized as a ”power spot” by the common people. On this spot they pray for the material benefits in this world. With Y-shaped daikon radishes and kinchaku (Japanese traditional style pouch) people pray for finding a suitable marriage partner and for matrimonial happiness.
Matsuchiyama Shoden is one of the sub-temples of Senso-ji temple, about a ten-minute walk away from the temple complex. It is also one of the Buddhist temples housing one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Asakusa. Its main object of worship is Daisho Kangiten (God of Bliss), the avatar of the Eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva or Ekadasamukha adhered by common people as a Bodhisattva granting the worldly wishes. Daikon radishes and kinchaku (Japanese traditional pouches) can be found anywhere on the premises and are icons representing the material benefits granted by the Bodhisattva. The daikon radishes signify good physical health as well as successful marriage encounters and matrimonial happiness. The kinchaku signify business success and how great the benefits of believing are. in the main hall you will find a lot of donated daikon radishes. It is known as a prominent power spot within the Tokyo Metropolitan area and one of the Asakusa rickshaw tour destinations. It is a ten-minute walk from ”Asakusa” Station of the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.