Atago shrine

Atago shrine

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Name: Atago shrine
Place: 1-5-3 Atago, Minato City
Foundation: 1603
Enshrined: Homusubinomikoto 火産霊命 (Deity of Fire)
Festival: Festival of Stone steps to success (22-24 Sep.) Sennichi mairi (Thousand days worship, ground cherry festival) (23-24. June)
Flowers: Japanese apricot (February)
Overview: Established on a Atago hill (23 m high sea level; natural highest place at 23 Tokyo metropolitan city) for preventing Edo city from fire, when Edo shogunate started in Edo. Famous of acute stone steps with legend a young nameless samurai dared to ride his horse up the stairs to deliver Japanese apricot blossoms to the third shōgun Iemitsu.
Website: https://www.gotokyo.org/en/spot/465/index.html