Ningyocho / Monzen-Nakacho / Kasai,Tokyo
The Suiten-gu Shrine is a historical shrine where a god of easy child delivery is enshrined and has been widely worshiped since the Edo period (1603-1868).
The Suiten-gu Shrine is known for a god of easy delivery being enshrined. The origin of this shrine is a branch shrine of the Kurume Suiten-gu Shrine. The branch was built inside the residence of Yoshinori Arima, then-feudal lord of the Kurume Domain in Kyushu (one of the four main islands located southwest of Japan) in 1818. Although the shrine was relocated to the Aoyama area along with the Arima residence in 1868, it was again moved to the current location in 1872. The shrine has been worshiped for easy child delivery and the prosperity of descendants. It becomes very crowded with visitors praying for easy child delivery and receiving the amulets for easy birth on the days of dog (inu-no-hi). While the main building and the main office of the shrine are currently being renovated, the shrine receives visitors at its temporary shrine in the Nihonbashi area. The Suiten-gu Shrine will witness the 200th anniversary commemorating the birth of the Edo shogunate in 2018. The construction of the new shrine is scheduled to be completed by the spring 2016. The entrance to the temporary shrine is a one-minute walk from the Exit A2 at the Hamacho Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line. Shuttle buses called ”Kodakara (children as treasures) Maru” buses are available between Suitengu-mae Station and the Royal Park Hotel on selected days.