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Japan’s largest Mikoshi


Tomioka Hachiman Shrine originally had three units of Mikoshi (portable shrine) that were donated by Kinokuniya Bunzaemon in the Genroku period. However, all of them were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, and so there was no Mikoshi for many years.
Japan's largest Mikoshi is Gohonsha Ichinomiya Mikoshi, which was dedicated at the Tomioka Hachiman Shrine in 1991, is approximately 4.4 meters tall and weighs in at 4.5 tons. It is adorned with precious stones and pure gold, and the diamond eyes of phoenix and stone‐carved guardian dogs are gleaming and so luxurious.
However, Gohonsha Ichinomiya Mikoshi is too large and heavy to be carried, so Ninomiya Mikoshi was made in 1997, and can be carried on the shoulders by festival participants. Ninomiya Mikoshi is smaller than Ichinomiya Mikoshi, but still a large one with a height of 3.3 meters and a weight of 2 tons.


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Fukagawa Fudō-dō

Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

Japan's largest Mikoshi

Yokozuna Rikishi Memorial Monument

Statue of Inō Tadataka

Fukagawa Hachiman Festival

Antique Fair & Flea Market

Kiyosumi Garden

Fukagawa Edo Museum

Eitai Bridge

Meiji Maru

Fukagawa Shichi-Fukujin Tour