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Imado Shrine

Imadojinja (今戸神社) is the Japanese shrine located in Imado, north part of Tokyo Asakusa. It is one of the Shichifukujin (七福神) Shines of Asakusa, and enshrined Joeroku (福禄寿). The history of the shrine begins at 1063 by Yoshitomo Minamoto and Yoshiie Minamoto. It is very famous for the birth place of fortune cat (招き猫, manekineko), and last place of Soji Okita (沖田総司), the greatest samurai warrior of Shinsengumi (新撰組). Now, it is well known as good luck shrine for love and marriage. There are many good luck items for love and marriage with fortune cat.

 

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Taken on August 13, 2014