金丸稲荷神社 Kanemaruinari Shrine
Kanemaruinari Shrine is an Inari shrine located in Araki-cho, Shinjuku-ku. Kanemaruinari Shrine is said to have been built in 1683 as the guardian deity of the Matsudaira Settsu Morikami residence, the lord of the Takasu feudal lord of Mino Province.
This Kanemaruinari Shrine enshrines Ukanomitama (宇迦之御魂神) as a deity. Ukanomitama is worshipped as a god of prosperity, treasure, and safety, and it is believed that Ukanomitama helped the town escape the disasters of the repeated fires in Edo and the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
At the time of the bombing of Tokyo on May 24, 1945, the entire town was unfortunately burned down, but the fact that there was no death among the townspeople was presumed to be because of the protection of Ukanomitama.
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