• Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天)

    Special prayers are very popular!

Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天), located about 15 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station,Matsuchiyama Shoden is one of the subordinate temples of Kinryusan Sensoji Temple. This temple is famous as a "power spot". 夫婦和合と金運に御利益があるとされ、だいこん祭りでも有名です。

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天)

また、何か大きな決断をした際などにに、力を貸してもらいたい… という思いから「浴油祈祷」をお願いする方も多いようです。

When walking from Asakusa station for about 15minutes, you can see "Calm Gate" like this.

we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) Gate

Remains of the Edo period... "Tsuijibei (築地塀 / Earthen Wall)".

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) Tsuijibei

Jizo that stands quietly by the stairs.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) Jizo

There is also an entrance on the other side. A Jinrikisha (人力車) is often parked.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) shrine of precincts

The shrine of precincts (境内) are very narrow.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) shrine of precincts

On the left side of the shrine of precincts (境内) is the Jizo (歓喜地蔵尊).

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) 歓喜地蔵尊

On the right side there is "出世観音像 (Buddhist statue of Kannon)".

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) 出世観音像

It spreads when power is crowded here, it became famous as a power spot.

It is a very strong impact character type.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) shrine of precincts

These are few part of many 'Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天)' photos.

Temizuya (手水舎 / Hand-wash Place)

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) Temizuya

Manner of Temizuya (手水舎)

* In this process, carried out with one dipper-full of water!!

  1. Put water in "Ladle" which is placed in the Temizuya.
  2. Holding Ladle in your right hand, wash your left hand.
  3. next, wash your right hand.
  4. Put water in the left hand and move to mouth, wash the mouth.
  5. Hold the Ladle vertically so remaining water runs down and clean the handle.

This is a general usage Manner.

There are motifs of "二股大根 (two forks radish)" at various places in the precincts.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) 二股大根

Radish is a symbol of husband and wife.

The upper part of the stairs is a Hondo (本堂 / Main hall).

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) Main hall

It is said that radish represents a deep lost heart of humans and a poison of anger.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) radish

It is thought that providing radish is "to wash and clean".

After the earthquake and war damage etc... Hondo (本堂 / Main hall) was rebuilt in 1964.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) Main hall

Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) manner of pray

  1. Let's put a coin in the saisen box.
  2. bow your head and let's say a deep greeting.
  3. Match your hands at the chest height, pray to the god.
  4. Finally, let's bow again and say a deep greeting once.

Drawstring purse bag (巾着) means treasure, it is said that it represents business prosperity.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天)

Compared to Senso-ji Temple, it is very quiet.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) shrine of precincts

This shrine carries out a special prayer called "浴油祈祷".

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天)

If you ask prayers, they will pray every morning for seven days. The price is 3,500 yen.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) 浴油祈祷

Let's write your "wish" to this god.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) 浴油祈祷

Would you like to thrive on business? Do you pray for money luck?

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) 浴油祈祷

Or is it married? Good relationship between husband and wife?

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) 浴油祈祷

You can also ride the "Asakusa LINE" of Asakusa Panda Bus.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) bus stop

In June, hydrangea will bloom in Sumida Park on the other side of Tokyo Route 314.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) Sumida Park

SAKURA (Cherry blossoms) will bloom in Sumida Park in April.

Asakusa : Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天) Sumida Park

The photograph was taken from 2014 to 2016.

After attracting attention as a power spot, the number of women's worshipers is increasing "Buddha mountain holy". Compared with Senso-ji Temple area, it is a very calm and calming place!!

[ASAKUSA] Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天)

  • Address : 7-7, Asakusa, Taito-ku Tokyo
  • Phone : 03-5603-9977
  • Time : 6:00am - 16:30pm (April - September), 6:30am - 16:30pm (October - March)
  • Admission fee : Free
  • Access : [Subway] Ginza-Line, Asakusa-Line "Asakusa Station (浅草駅)" 15-minute walk.

English on this page is translated from Japanese to English using the Google translation site. Sorry if there are sentences that are difficult to read.

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