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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  • Nice temple to visit and experience the culture. Worshippers come and pray for health. There is a statute of the Goddess of Kannon where you wash the part of the statute that is sore and will cure you...  more »
  • If you go to the sugamo want to visit again "togenuki jizo". On weekdays could "washing the goddess of mercy" was lined with many people. Is goddess is worshipped to cleanse and tone their body of goddess of mercy of what's wrong and wipe with a towel and a good wash. To come back here and sugamo lovingly.
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  • There were also small, went... shopping street is impressive like. Lol make no impression at all in addition to the temple... it is rude.
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