Takekoma Shrine, Iwanuma

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The Takekoma Inari Shrine is a Shintō shrine in the city of Iwanuma in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It is considered one of the three main shrines dedicated to the kami Inari, and claims to be the second-oldest Inari shrine in Japan. It was also referred to as the Takekoma MyojinInari's traditional festival day is the first horse day (the sixth day) of the second month of the lunisolar calendar; in recent years, the shrine has celebrated the event on a Sunday in February or early March. This festival is estimated to draw a quarter-million attendees.The shrine is also home to a horsemanship museum.Enshrined ''kami''The primary kami of Takekoma Inari Shrine is Ukanomitama, traditionally identified as with Inari, and associated with agriculture, especially rice production. Secondary kami include Uke Mochi, the goddess of food, and Wakumusubi, the god of the five cereals. There are also several smaller subsidiary shrines within the shrine grounds.
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  • We were in Iwanuma to celebrate our son's wedding at this shrine. Few words can describe the overall experience of celebrating a traditional Japanese wedding at one of the most stunning shrines in...  more »
  • Beautiful shrine in the centre of Iwanuma. Packed on holidays and for special family events, but serene at other times.  more »
  • Takekoma shrine is called one of the three great Inari shrines in Japan. 15 minutes walk from Iwanuma station. It's not big, but soothing. Famous poet Basho came to Iwanuma, and made a Haiku.  more »
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  • Nice shrine in the middle of Iwanuma. It is meant to be one of the top 3 Inari shrines. Nice to walk around
  • I visited for the first time, but surrounded by houses, the people who worship when entering the precincts there is only referred to as the Japan three great Inari is a space encompassed in silence without interruption is in this takekoma Inari shrine the Divine Mind drifts as it approaches. God Kamui in the respect of men, people get the happiness in Kamui, the shrine that is dignified and godlike, I want to come again.
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  • I always pray in the main hall, turn around the back and light candles, the Okumiya, Motomiya and one lap. Then, when you return to the original, you will feel that the thoughts became clear. What should I say, this is the so-called routine. I have a prayer for every life thing, but sometimes there is an expensive votive, you can see the dance of the Miko with Gagaku. At this point, I feel lucky today that I am still immature, and I will continue to visit the shrine.
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  • During come one day every year. It is crowded, but there is a flow and it is not such suffering. New Year's Eve in a leisurely set of people from around noon in the column to the outside God. I also personally like to walk around the stalls after the visit, I'll be seeing a variety of what stalls there.
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  • It seems to be one of the three Daiinari shrine Japan, and it was "Fushimi Inari, Kasama Inari, Toyokawa Inari" when memory was traced.... The best Inari Shrine is also a candidate and let's put it in five great Inari shrines. There are a lot of Inari shrines in the Iseya and Inari because of the dog's saying. Takekoma Shrine was the first time I went to the Okumiya. I didn't know it was burnt down in a fire. There are many people who are revered because they wish to prosper in business. Even if there is a fox God use, it is a mysterious shrine not a raccoon. ☆ I do not get tired of strolling because there is a pine park and Takekoma temple which I wanted to see Basho nearby. There's also a piece of horse art and a museum? 〼 even. It is one of the features of the Inari shrine that the dedicated torii is lined with railways.
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