A daughter of Ōyamazumi-no-mikoto and a younger sister of Iwanagahime-no-mikoto. She is famous as a kami of safe delivery and family happiness.
History of Mishima Shrine
During the Kamakura period, there was a clan named Kōno Michiari, known for his valor, in Iyo (present Ehime). One day Michiari received a kami’s message in his dream and started worshipping Ōyamazumi-no-mikoto, a patron kami of Kōno family, at his home in Musashi country (present Tokyo). This is the origin of the present Mishima Shrine.
Although the shogunate ordered several times to relocate the shrine, the villagers wished to keep the shrine here. Therefore the shrine has been worshipped as the Mishima Jinja in the Shitaya in this place until today.
Legend of the Thunder Well
Once upon a time, there were lots of thunders in this area, and villagers here were in trouble. One day, a thunder fell in Mishima Shrine grounds, so a Shinto priest took advantage of this situation and captured the thunder in a shrine’s well. The thunder asked “Let me out of the well”, so the priest convinced “I will let you out if you promise not to fall in this area again” and let him go. From that time, it is said that thunder has never fallen in this area.
Information on Prayers for “Never Fall or Fail”
Derived from our legendary Thunder Well of Ochinai,(never fall or fail), we offer special prayers for those who wish their “fortune not to fall” “sales not to fall” or “not to fail examination” etc. Please consul our shrine staff.
Service of Japanese tea and Higashi (traditional Japanese dry confectionary) inside of a shrine
Give Ochinai-Mamori (amulet of no fall or failure)
Give Mishima Jinja Tessen (the dry confectionary in the form of shrine emblem offered to the kami of Mishima) 【Price】 5,000 yen
Amulet of protect you from falling or failure “Ochinai-Mamori” (1,000 yen)
It is an amulet derives from Legend of the Thunder Well of Mishima Shrine. The amulet has a divine virtue that makes “every wish to not fall or fail” in examination, sales, popularity, fortune, economic fortune, etc. come true.
Amulet of economic fortune (800 yen)
It is an amulet in a shape of drawstring purse that wishes to raise your money luck. The shrine emblem of Mishima Shrine is embroidered with gold thread in yellow body.
Thunder on votive tablet “Kaminari-Ema” (1,000 yen)
It is a votive tablet derived from the thunder-well-legend of Mishima Shrine. It is also popular as “a votive tablet for disaster prevention” which protects you from various disasters. Please write your own wishes.
Protect you from falling or failure wooden emblem (3,000 yen)
It is a wooden tablet derived from Legend of the Thunder Well of Mishima Shrine. The emblem has a divine virtue that makes “every wish to not fall or fail” in examination, sales, popularity, fortune, economic fortune, etc. come true.
Mishima Jinja Shrine
3-7-5 Shitaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0004, Japan
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Iriya Station” (Exit # 4): 8-minute walk
JR Yamanote Line “Uguisudani Station” (South Exit): 15-minute walk