Kameido Tenjinja Shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning, and attracts many people at the end of January for a special Shinto ritual called the Japanese bullfinch exchange ceremony.
The shrine is also popular for the Ume (Japanese apricot) and Wisteria (wisteria) festivals. The shrine is also crowded with people during the Ume Festival, the Wisteria Festival and other festivals.
The famous “Ezokae (Japanese bullfinch) Exchange Ceremony” is an auspicious ritual in which the priests return the wooden bullfinch carved the previous year and ask for a new one, thus putting an end to the misfortune of the previous year behind them and replacing it with happiness.
This festival is held on January 24th and 25th every year.
Kameido Tenjinja Shrine Information
|Name||Kameido Tenjin Shrine|
|Closed||without a holiday|
|Address||3-6-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo|
Access To Kameido Tenjinja Shrine
15 minute walk from Kameido Station on the Sobu andTobu Kameido Lines.