Tokorozawa Shinmei Shrine

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Tokorozawa Shinmei Shrine
Tokorozawa Shinmei Shrine During New Years
Affiliation Shinto
Deity Amaterasu
Type Shimmei Shrine
Location1-2-4 Miyamoto-chō, Tokorozawa, Saitama, 359-1143
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Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates 35°47′38.83″N139°27′48.01″E / 35.7941194°N 139.4633361°E / 35.7941194; 139.4633361
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Tokorozawa Shimei Shrine (所澤神明社, Tokorosawa shinmei-sha) is a Shinto shrine in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.



Tradition holds that the Tokorozawa Shinmei Shrine was founded in 110 CE by Yamato Takeru during his conquest of eastern Japan and the shrine claims to have been one of the most important centers for the worship of Amaterasu in the Kantō region; however, all records were lost in a fire in 1826. With the establishment of the Imperial Japanese Army’s Tokorozawa Air Field in 1911, pioneering pilot Yoshitoshi Tokugawa began a tradition of praying at this shrine for air safety.

Enshrined kami


The major Japanese festivals of the shrine are:

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