In 17 century, Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine was built at Fukagawa of Edo (Tokyo). Tokugawa shogunate belived in this shrine and protected it, but it was destroyed by fire of Great Tokyo Air Raid in 1945. It was re-built in 1956. This shrine has too huge and heavy Omikoshi (portable shrine carried in festival) to carry only once. We can watch this gorgeous gold ornament Omikoshi in the shrine. It’s also famous that Sumo started from here.
Tomioka Hachiman shrine
He is Tadataka Ino who made a professional Japan’s map at 200 years ago. He lived near here, and pray to safe and success before starting surveying journey. It is astounding that he was 50-yea-old to start his job.
Ozeki sumo rikishi monument
Monument of Yokoduna. It was built by the last Yokoduna of Edo period Jinmaku Kyugoro. Edo Tokugawa Shogunate authorized the Sumo tornament this Tomioka Hachimangu in Edo (1684). During 1764-1771, they held the Sumo tornament here twice a year.
Monument of Yokoduna, Shiranui
Last Yokoduna of Edo period, Jinmaku Kyugoro.