Kameido Tenjin Shrine is dedicated to the god of knowledge, Sugawara no Michizane. Did you know there are three different flower seasons? Do forget to buy Kuzumochi from a traditional shop for a taste.
Kameido Tenjin Shrine, located in Koto, Tokyo, is a shrine students visit to pray before tests and a place for you to enjoy a view of different flowers during the four seasons. If you don’t want to go too far for the view, this is a great place to visit.
Kameido Tenjin Shrine is famous for being dedicated to the god of knowledge, Sugawara no Michizane. There are about 200 plum trees, 15 gigantic Wisteria’s flower canopies. In addition, there’s a festival to workship Sugawara no Michizane from October to November every year. You can see different flowers during different seasons. Since the Edo Era, the festival held from April to May has been an event everyone knows about.
Besides the festivals mentioned above, there’s an important event: Royal God Cow. Michizane’s dates of birth and death were on ‘Gyu’ day, which sounds like ‘Cow’ in Japanese. Therefore, there’s an activity held every year for people to touch the head of the royal god-like cow’s statue. It is said that by touching the statue you will become smarter. Sick people may recover if they touch it with the part that is ill.
Funabashiya Kuzumochi, known as Kameido’s famous product, is a traditional shop that’s been around for over 200 years. Kuzumochi, which is made from wheat flour that has been fermented for 15 months, is a must-buy souvenir to all tourists. With brown sugar honey as a topping, everyone will surely be addicted once they try it. You have to taste it, too.