Of all the shopping streets in Japan named after Ginza, Togoshi Ginza in Togoshi is said to be the oldest. It is said that the Ginza district was hit by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, and the bricks used to pave the streets had to be removed and replaced with asphalt, and the town of Togoshi took the unwanted Ginza bricks and used them for road and sewage construction. When the shopping association was established, it was named the Togoshi Ginza Shopping District.
As you turn off from the 1.3 km long shopping street and walk into the side, you will find Togoshi Hachiman Jinja Shrine. It is the shrine of the former village of Togoshi, and has a unique atmosphere with a sofa in one corner of the precincts. It may have originally had a larger precinct, but today's precincts are smaller. There is a long, narrow path that looks like a bed of eels leading to the main shrine. Looking down the approach from the torii gate at the entrance, I could see the small main shrine in the distance. The shopping street in Togoshi Ginza is famous for its length, but the approach to Togoshi Hachiman Shrine is also long.
|Jun 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|APPROACH SHRINE TOGOSHI TORII|
June 5, 2021
RICOH GR III