Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Issun-Boshi and Tanekashi-sha of Sumiyoshi Shrine

At the beginning part of the tale of Issun-Boshi, it says an old couple went and prayed at Sumiyoshi Shrine.

Here’s a simplified version of the tale of Issun-Boshi in English for kids.



At the edge of Sumiyoshi Shrine, there is a small shrine specifically for asking for a child, and getting “seed” for future prosperity, which means for family prosperity, and business prosperity.


The name of the branch shrine is “Tanekashi-sha”. “Tane” means seed. “Kashi” means to lend.


You can be Issun-Boshi here!

by berry-raspberry | 2010-09-25 15:46 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)