Togenukijizo Kogan Temple, Toshima

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According to the local beliefs at Togenukijizo Kogan Temple, you can protect yourself against diseases and lengthen your life by pouring water from a bamboo ladle over a bodhisattva statue, then wiping it with a towel. Set in the midst of the busy and colorful Sugamo shopping district, the Zen temple of the Soto sect abounds with statues of Togenuki jizo, “a thorn-extracting deity.” Many locals, notably senior women, visit the temple as part of their shopping routine, hoping to spot some local celebrities as they go. Watch monks beating drums, then browse through local shops offering curiosities including red socks and underwear, which can be used in rituals to keep your body's energy flowing efficiently. To visit Togenukijizo Kogan Temple on your trip to Tokyo, use our Tokyo trip planner .
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  • Right out of the North exit of sugamo station cross the Hakusan Dori Street North and jizo-Dori, with 3 minutes walk. Jizo Shrine on the left, pass through the main gate of the temple. Overwhelmingly, many elderly visitors, but by anyone even equally enjoying blessing.
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  • Without saying a Word and famous togenuki jizo in the famous Grandma's Harajuku Street. From sugamo jizo-Dori shopping streets about 10 minutes. Jizo-Dori shopping district around prayed at the walk and set when tourism was very comfortable. Quietly pray and want to avoid four day, otherwise,. Many people at the fair, and hard.
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  • Around Sugamo, this is a must visit place for elders who have some sort of pain or disease and wish to recover by washing aching body parts of the small Buddha. There is a belief that by washing the s...  more »
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