Monday, December 26, 2011
A Shrine for Aoyama (March 19th, 2011)
My goal this day was to reach the well-heeled area of Omotesando Dori. Being an area I had not visited before and a station with rather confusing exits, I of course went the wrong way when I reached the street.
I was always curious to see if there would be people out shopping and going about. I do think crowds were still down. My guess is it's most likely because a lot of people live further out of Tokyo and with the rolling blackouts train service to and from those areas was questionable. Because TEPCO kept changing the schedule. I can totally understand the frustration of those who live there.
Luckily I did find something interesting even going the wrong way. It looked like a shrine.
This part of Omotesando Dori (street) has mostly newer buildings, some which are amazing. So this older little shrine seemed a bit anachronistic.
This is Akibajinja 秋葉神社 Shinto Shrine.
Founded in 1827 for the Okami Akiba, Okami Inari and Okami Mitake.
Of course with Inari you have kitsune.
The shrine is for protection from fire and guardian of Aoyama where it is located.
I'm glad I could finally update this post with the information about this shrine. I had wondered for a very long time.