Namiyoke Inari Shrine

Namiyoke Inari Shrine (波除稲荷神社, Namiyoke inari-jinja?) is a Shinto shrine located in Tsukiji, Chūō, Tokyo. It is an Inari shrine that was built on the water's edge when this part of Tokyo (then Edo) was created from landfill after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657. The name of the shrine literally means "protection from waves."

After the Tsukiji fish market was established in its present location after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, the Namiyoke Inari Shrine became an unofficial guardian shrine for the marketplace and its traders. The courtyard of the shrine is dotted with various memorial plaques and carvings donated by trade groups in the marketplace.

Shinto shrines
Shinto architecture
Buildings
  • chōzuya or temizuya
  • haiden
  • heiden
  • hokora
  • honden / shinden / shōden
  • kagura-den
  • massha
  • sessha
Architectonic elements
  • Chinjusha
  • chigi
  • hidden roof
  • kaerumata: see nakazonae
  • kairō
  • karahafu
  • karamon
  • katōmado
  • katsuogi
  • ken
  • kentozuka: see nakazonae
  • kitsune (fox)
  • komainu
  • mon
  • nakazonae
  • sandō
  • shōrō
  • sōrin
  • tamagaki
  • tokyō
  • torii
  • tōrō
Styles
  • hirairi-zukuri
  • tsumairi-zukuri
  • gongen-zukuri
  • hachiman-zukuri
  • hiyoshi-zukuri
  • irimoya-zukuri
  • ishi-no-ma-zukuri
  • kasuga-zukuri
  • kibitsu-zukuri
  • misedana-zukuri
  • nagare-zukuri
  • ōtori-zukuri
  • owari-zukuri
  • ryōnagare-zukuri
  • shinmei-zukuri
  • sumiyoshi-zukuri
  • taisha-zukuri
Others
Implements
  • An
  • ema
  • gohei
  • hakama
  • jōe
  • kamidana
  • mikoshi
  • ofuda
  • omamori
  • ōnusa
  • saisen
  • shaku
  • shide
  • shimenawa
  • shintai
  • tamagushi
  • tamaya
Main kami
Staff
  • kannushi
  • miko
Head shrines
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • Usa Hachiman-gū
  • Ise Grand Shrine
  • Dazaifu Tenman-gū
  • Munakata Taisha
  • Suwa Taisha
  • Hiyoshi Taisha
  • Kumano Nachi Taisha
  • Tsushima Shrine
  • Yasaka Shrine
Miscellaneous
  • A-un
  • Glossary of Shinto
  • jingū-ji
  • Jinja Honchō
  • miyadera

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Coordinates: 35°39′48.65″N 139°46′17.62″E / 35.6635139°N 139.7715611°E / 35.6635139; 139.7715611

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