Shinagawa’s Sentai Koujin is a deity dating back to the Edo period, said to be a god of cooking pots, or okama in Japanese, who will protect worshipers in the kitchen. This particular deity’s following is considerable; worshipers are said to be protected from kitchen fires and water-related disasters, and will never have to struggle for life’s basic necessities. Visitors to the festival pay homage to Senchu Koujin by lighting Buddhist cedar-sticks. Also available here, are auspicious okama-okashi sweets, aptly named after the cooking pot deity in question.
Address: 3-5-21 Minami-Shinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo
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