Have you ever heard there is a hidden Penis as an object of worship in a Hanazono shrine in the center of Shinjuku?
Hanazono shrine in the middle of Shinjuku. It is said that there is a benefit of business prosperity, and it is a shrine that has been watching Shinjuku development as Shinjuku’s total guardian since ancient times.
The traditional event “Torinoichi” praying for prosperous business to be held in autumn is particularly famous, and more than 200 stalls are opened and crowded every year.
Every Sunday an antique market is being held, and some people visit from sunrise seeking a bargain.
There are two other shrines in the Hanazono Shrine. One shrine called Geino Asama Shrine is a pretty rare shrine that is visited by a large number of people involved in the entertainment for a benefit to talent blooming.
Another one called Itokuinari shrine is said it has interests and benefits of childbirth and an safe delivery. Itokuinari shrine is ahead of this many red torii gates.
Itokuinari Shrine is one of a penis-venerating shrine and hidden penis as an object of worship that is placed on overhead is often overlooked. There is a table under it to climb and touch it.
When we turn around, there is the stone’s penis object.
As in this shrine, there are many penis-venerating shrines in Japan which have penis object that is undergoing various wishes such as children gifted, safe delivery, a good marriage and prosperous businesses.
If you visit Shinjuku, please visit it casually.
JR, Keio, Odakyu, Subway “Shinjuku” Station
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Fukutoshin Line, Toei Shinjuku Line
“Shinjuku 3chome” Station
0 min walk