Located in Akasaka, just off Nogizaka Station, “Nogi Jinja Shrine” is a city center where you can spend a quiet time away from the hustle and bustle. In the precincts where the vermilion torii gate is impressive on the green trees, you can see the buildings of Roppongi as well as traditional buildings as well as the sky.
“Nogi Jinja Shrine” was erected in 1923 to enshrine the renowned General Maresuke NOGI of the Meiji era who died of “Seppuku” (Hara-kiri) when Emperor Meiji died. The shogun’s house is adjacent to the shrine and is open to the public three times a year (the schedule is irregular).
Nogi Jinja Shrine has the benefits of game luck, academic achievement and work luck, following Maresuke NOGI, who was letters and arms. In addition, Mrs. Shizuko, who has continued to support her husband, benefits such as matchmaking and marital harmony. Therefore, a Shinto-style wedding is actively performed.
In front of the shrine, there is a treasure hall next to the conferment center. It’s a place where you don’t forget to enter because it’s free to enter. Although the treasure hall is small, various materials such as photographs, drawings and documents related to General NOGI are on display. In addition, the plaster statue of General NOGI is displayed. Also, don’t miss the photos taken by General NOGI on the morning of the day of death and the two swords used for death.
On the left side of the shrine, on the other side of Seisho Jinja Shrine is the “Thunder God Tree”. This oak tree is a guardian god who replaced the shrine from the thunder that fell to Nogi Jinja Shrine in September 1972. This tree is still growing without dying, and is now revered as a thunder god tree where thunder gods dwell.
The Nogi Jinja Shrine established in 1919
At the time of the Meiji Emperor’s death, the place where was the mansion of General Maresuke NOGI and his wife Shizuko who followed him. Many people were moved by their loyalty, and many people visited this place. The Mayor of Tokyo at the time gathered comrades widely, worshiped the Spirit of the couple in a small shrine in the grounds of their mansion, established the Nogi Jinja Shrine in 1919.
Many people who were deeply impressed loyally by such General Nogi visited Nogi House at that time
General Nogi was a Japanese samurai and military educator. He took command of the Russo-Japanese War and the Sino-Japanese War and made numerous achievements. It is also internationally famous that he immolated himself to attend on Meiji Emperor beyond the grave. Many people who were deeply impressed loyally by such General Nogi visited Nogi House at that time. It seems that the number has increased day by day. “Nogisaka” (Nogi Slope) in front of Nogi House is also said to have been named after General Nogi.
The sword of killing oneself can also be seen together with all of a will or husband and wife
On the “Treasure hall” in the precincts there are exhibits of generals Nogi’s article left by the departed, which you can enter for free. A picture taken at the morning of the day of dying, including a statue of General Nogi, a bottle of wine drunk at that time, etc are displayed. Moreover, the sword at the time of killing oneself on the death of its master can also be seen together with all of a will or husband and wife.
Widely known as a marriage shrine
In Nogi Jinja Shrine, the good luck of General Nogi who played an active part in war is shared, and there is divine favor of match fate or work fate. You can also receive the power of moving forward, such as “To overcome self and move forward”. Also, in addition to that, a marriage ceremony can be held in Nogi Jinja Shrine. Because it is widely known as a marriage shrine.
General Nogi seems to have been one of the regular users of a gourd
A variety of sizes of gourd is hung in front of Nogi Jinja Shrine’s office. Actually this is a talisman, it is a luck of fulfillment of various wishes and doubling of prosperity. Speaking of gourd, Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI who played the unification of country in the Warring States Period also loved a gourd. In fact, General Nogi seems to have been one of the regular users of a gourd. Japanese shogi pieces are attached to the cord of the gourd of Nogi Jinja Shrine. If you want to raise the game, how about doubling the power with this gourd?
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|Name:||Nogi Jinja Shrine|
|Address:||Motoakasaka 8-11-27 Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0051 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Chiyoda-sen Line “Nogisaka-eki Station” (1 minute walk)|