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Shinjuku Yamanote Shichifukujin (seven lucky gods) Tour

The Shichifukujin Tour is an event to visit temples and shrines enshrining Shichifukujin (seven lucky gods) to pray for good luck from January 1 to 7. Let’s go visit Shichifukujin in Shinjuku!

The Shichifukujin Tour is an event to visit temples and shrines enshrining Shichifukujin (seven lucky gods) to pray for good luck from January 1 to 7. Shichifukujin is said to derive from the Chinese subject of Chikurin Shichiken (seven Sages in a Bamboo Grove) or from the famous Buddhist term from the sutra Ninnougyou, shichinan sokumetsu shichinan sokushou (seven adversities disappeared and seven fortunes arose). ” Shichifukujin gods comprise Bishamonten (bringing the blessing of “authority and dignity”), Daikokuten (bringing “wealth”), Benzaiten (bringing “winsomeness”), Jurojin (bringing “longevity”), Fukurokuju (bringing “popularity”), Ebisu (bringing “rectitude”), and Hotei (bringing “abundance”). Let’s go visit Shichifukujin in Shinjuku!

 

Zenkoku-ji Temple (enshrining Bishamonten)

[7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami (god of treasure)] 
God that the god of treasure is from India. We are told that there is ten kinds of profit if we believe in oneself.
It is said that we let you translate as becoming known to the public with Bishamon and grant to hear wish of many people.

 

[the god of treasure in one of 7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami]
shodaijushokunichi*jojin prayed for the world security in front of the god of treasure image of *butsu for Prince Ieyasu Tokugawa who moved residence to Edo from Odawara.
Prince Ieyasu who heard this names chimmamorisan with will of making a country safe by oneself. It was the origin of the god of treasure Zenkokuji Temple.
We were founded in 1595, Nihonbashibakurocho that hit, and it was moved to current place afterwards 400 years ago via Kojimachi about 200 years ago.
We were lost in the war in 1945, but we rebuilt Bishamondo in 1951, and main hall of a Buddhist temple, Bishamondo was completed for 46 years.

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Kyoo-ji Temple (Daikokuten)

[7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami (god of wealth)]
God that god of wealth is from India. It is God who volunteered for poor person, relief of refugees gentle at heart. As color of whole body grants big happiness and prosperity black, it is called god of wealth.

 

[naikaiundaikokusonten of 7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami]
It was enshrined in 1598 by worth country (Yamanashi) Minobu Yamakyu distant temple.
Statue of Oguro of Kyoo-ji Temple is wooden statue of 12 centimeters in height,

We cover with flat cap and have mallet and Obukuro and it is style of common rule to get on base, but looks severe unlike thing in the Edo era not smile side.
Because we avoided disappearance, we are worshiped, and it is got close to "god of wealth of fire prevention" among general public by repeated fires since open wound when there is benefit of the great desire accomplishment again.

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Hozen-ji Temple (Jurojin)

[Mr. 7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami (Toshi)]
God that the God of Longevity is from China. The God of Longevity is incarnation of Canopus between birds of a feather with the God of Wealth and Longevity.
Because we possess elixir of life, this is got close to as long-lived God.

 

[Mr. Toshi in one of 7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami]
In the old days, person called Misawa of Suruga country (current Middle Shizuoka) was converted to seven company deeply, and kansei did seven temples for the first time in Edo in the year at ten thousand.
Because craftsman pleased that seven temples were completed safely knew that there was god of wealth of teaching Buddhism Great Teacher product in this temple, we were looking for various places to worship the God of Longevity.
A certain such night, craftsman had a mysterious dream. We obtained image of the God of Longevity with the help of the oracle dream in private house of Koishikawa and cost pittance in this temple. When craftsman believed deeply, house luck prospered more and more.

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Itsukushima-jinja Shrine (Benzaiten)

[7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami (goddess of fortune)]
God that goddess of fortune comes out to Kojiki in Shinto. In God of water, it is the Seven Deities of Good Luck only woman.
As it supplies water which is the most important to farm products of the fields, it is said to be guardian angel of staple grains abundant harvest.

 

[goddess of fortune in one of 7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami]
When o德sannen, Prince Yoshiie Minamotono founded for the way home of the Oshu conquest, it is conveyed, and there is not thing that the soul well of the precincts dies in year of drought,
It is said that this water had benefit of sufferings from illness de-keya fire prevention.
Because we receive war damage in World War II and slightly have only water bowl left, but the north and south can go through the precincts, and person of justice is wife of chief zen-priest Corporation who came through hardship now,
It is believed as Nukebenten by general public.
*Sealed letter issued by a shogun (in the reception desk of sealed letter issued by a shogun in Itsukushima Shrine until New Year holidays 7th), fortune sky sacred image become the conferment in Nishimukitenjinsha (Nishimukiten Shrine) nearby.

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Eifuku-ji Temple (Fukurokuju)

[7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami (God of Wealth and Longevity)]
God that the God of Wealth and Longevity is from China. By incarnation of South Star, we are doing figure of shortness, long head.
Because age is said to maintain so as to spend several thousand years, it is got close as long-lived God.

 

[naifukurokujuson of 7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami]
We picked up curious stone similar to the God of Wealth and Longevity on way back that Genzo Suzuki who lived in Toyotama village in the Kaei era year, and did gardener visited in Shinshu Zenko-ji, bank of Saigawa.
When we were pleased deeply, and source storehouse assumed this stone family treasure and did not neglect worship memorial service every day, house prospered day by day and moved residence to the current ground.
Kurayoshi of master decided to release treasure in 1934 on making "7, Yamanote Fukugami" and we transferred the God of Wealth and Longevity to Eifukuji (Eifuku Temple) from rich incense garden and enshrined.

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Taiso-ji Temple (Hotei)

[7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami (Hotei chief bonze of a temple)]
Zen priest that Hotei chief bonze of a temple is from China. It is person who existed. We carry bag of cloth on our back, and fortune fortune is always said to have entered in this.
We are doing peaceful figure that we had smile in and are got close.

 

[Hotei chief bonze of a temple in one of 7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami]
Taiso-ji Temple does opened thatched hut of Buddhist priest emperor with forerunner in the beginning in the Keicho era year and is temple which developed as family temple of the nochino Shinshu Takatou feudal lord Naitos.
It was temple which represented Naito Shinjuku and collected faith of Edo general public very much.
futaison is living and image of peaceful domestic protection which Chinese Zen priest is model, and are rich.

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Inari-kio-jinja Shrine (Ebisu)

[7, Yamanote, Shinjuku Fukugami (Ebisu God)]
Ebisu God is Japanese old God. We hold "fishing rod" to catch "sea bream" expressing fortune from ancient times and fortune in hand,

It is got close to the protection of the sea as God of business prosperity.

 

[Ebisu God in one of 7, Yamanote Fukugami]
It was image of a deity which appeared from matsuheidekumoshuteinai in the culture year, but it was subordinate temple of turf Atagoshita Kongoin Japanese yen fortune temple and was dedicated to Nison-in which was prayer place of the Matsudairas from generation to generation later.
Inari Kioujinja (Kiou Shrine) Shinto priest eleventh Mitsumasa served as me according to Nison-in in 1831, but for October, 1853 fire,
After returning this good luck Ebisu God to family of Shinto priest Okubo, and having done with the Okubos guardian deity by the gods and Buddha separation in the case of revolution, 14th Yoshimichi Okubo did hosai in Inari Kioujinja (Kiou Shrine).
Main shrine was lost in the war in 1945, but we rebuild in October, 1975 and collect veneration of many people as house luck prosperity, guardian deity of business prosperity.

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*For details about the respective shrines and temples, please visit the links above.

*Fees are applied to get shuin stamps, picture mounts, and Shichifukujin statues.
*“Shinjuku Yamanote Shichifukujin Tour” is provided by the temples and shrines. For details and inquiries about how to obtain a shuin picture mount, etc., please contact each temple/shrine.

*"Shinjuku Yamanote Shichifukujin (seven lucky gods) Tour" official website is this

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