Samukawa-jinja Shrine has been known for enshrining a unique guardian deity who since ancient times has presided over Happo-yoke, removing all evils and misfortunes, inviting happiness and prosperity, and bestowing benefits on peoples’ lives.
Happo-yoke refers to divine virtues offered by the Samukawa-daimyojin in Japan for removing all the misfortune and disaster owing to geographic features, the physiognomy of one’s residence, directions, and inauspicious days, as well as for bringing prosperity to business in additional to wealth and happiness. From ancient times, it has been worshipped as the guardian deity of the Eight Provinces of Kanto, and continued to be a popular object of worship during the Edo period.
The reputation of the unbounded divine virtues of Happo-yoke has been growing, thereby seeing an unceasing increase in domestic visitors, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. Thanks to the donations from worshippers around Japan, the shrine building made with Japanese cypress, was built in October in the 9th year of the Heisei Era (1997). In the building, Happo-yoke prayer services have been held all year round.
Samukawa-jinja Shrine is located in a forest with a wealth of nature through which the clear streams flowdown from the sacred Mt. Fuji.