Hidden in the middle of a residential area, the Hatomori Hachiman Jinja Shrine was built long ago. According to the legend, this Shinto shrine was built in 860, nearly 1200 years ago. Although it boasts a very long history, its presence in Tokyo is not felt by many people. Compared to Senso-ji Temple, it has a shorter history (Senso-ji Temple was founded in 628!), and it was not under the patronage of the Tokugawa Shogunate like Zojo-ji in Shiba, so it does not have a luxurious building. It is a halfway house.
The park-like precincts of this shrine are surrounded by residential areas and blend in perfectly. Unlike Senso-ji Temple and Zojo-ji Temple, there were no people in the precincts who had come all the way from far away. They are all people who live or work in the neighborhood.
Some people in suits were chatting in a circle, while others were sitting on benches in the shrine grounds resting by themselves. Beyond them, I could see the Docomo Tower in Yoyogi. The green precincts of this shrine are a good resting place for people working in the area. When I turned my attention to the hall, I saw a ring of thatch in front of it and saw persons just going through it.
|May 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|PRECINCT SENDAGAYA SHRINE|
May 14, 2021
Hatomori Hachiman Jinja, Tokyo
RICOH GR III