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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Tokyo attractions like Togenukijizo Kogan Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Togenuki means to get thorns out of your body. Smoke from the big burner in front of the building is supposed cure any ailment. It may even make you smarter. 
  • The sugamo shopping arcade, are older people, but pretty people of other age groups to think. Made of found something fun, and delicious dumplings you can get. Togenuki jizo hits on a lot of people. Then again don't know how I'm going.
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  • Quite many generations of people pray to is. The opening prayer in (and worshiped even though only) is fine潰remashita friend's ramen shop without dressing, but to eliminate the scourge it said benefit.
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