Kumano Jinja Shrine at Shimoimai along Edogawa River
Kumano Jinja Shrine called 'Okumansama' stands along Edogawa River
is a shrine dedicating the guardian deity believed by people lived in
Shimoimai Village for several hundred years. Moreover, the place where
Kumano Jinja Shrine stands are famous for tasty water called 'Okumandashi'
that Basho Matsuo
wrote a hike poem
about it. There is a stone tablet scribing his poem on in the shrine. And Okumandashi was used in Edojo Castle
as tea water for tea ceremonies.
Why don't you visit Kumano Jinja Shrine?
Kumano Jinja Shrine
Kumano Jinja Shrine
Kumano Jinja Shrine was the guardian deity of Shimoimai Village and it called it 'Okumansama' and sailors passing through Edogawa River in front of it believed. It was built in Hoeri era from 1704 to 1711, and Izanami no Kami is dedicated in it.
The rapids in Edogawa River in front of Kumano Jinja Shrine was very deep
and water in it was called 'Okumandashi'. The water was very clear and
mild, and it was said that Tokugawa Shogun Family
used it for tea ceremony
. And it was used for producing soy sauce at Noda and also people living
in Honjo, Fukagawa
and Ojima bought to drink the water.
The stone tablet scribing a hiku poem by Basho Matsuo
The stone tablet scribing a hiku poem by Basho Matsuo is standing on the
left side of the approach road of this shrine.
'Cha mizu kumu, okumandashi ya, matsu no hana.'
'While dipping up tea water 'okumandashi', flowers of pine trees.'
This hike poem is said to be written by Basho Matsuo. The supporters of Kumano Jinja Shrine built this tablet in October 15th of 1968.
A Walk along Furukawa Water Park
It is a beautiful park for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.
An old temple has a beautiful garden.
This shrine is very beautiful with pine trees and a zelkova tree.
The principle image is said to be carved by Gyoki.
Kumano Jinja Shrine
- Kumano Jinja Shrine has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda
- From Narita International Airport, take Sobu Express Line bound to Tokyo or Yokosuka and get off at Funabashi Sta, then transfer the line to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka ang get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Ichinoe Sta.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Shinagawa Sta and transfer the line to Sobu Express line bound to Narita International Airport or Chiba, and transfer the line at Ichikawa Sta to Sob line bound to Nishi Funabashi, Tsudanuma or Chiba and get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Ichinoe Sta.
- From Iwamotocho Station at Akihabara, take Toei Shijuku line bound to Motoyawata and get off Ichinoe Sta.
- Take 11 minute walk from Ichinoe Sta.
- 5-7-6 Edogawa, Edogawaku, Tokyo
The Noted Spots around Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai
Visitors could enjoy seeing some special views of Tokyo.
There are some Edo style, some wooden buildings and thousands of cherry trees along the river.
In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
There are a Edo style fire lookout and an old lock gate in the plaza.
It is the first water park in Japan and a famous spot for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.
There are some seasonal flowers blooming in every season, sakura especially blooms beautifully.
There are several tall pine trees and a 500 years old giant zelkova tree in the shrine.
The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.
There is a stone tablet scribing a haiku poem written by Basho Matsuo.
The ferryport at Imai is appeared on an essey written by Socho, a renga poet in Muromachi period.
The park has many sakura and seasonal flowers, visitors could enjoy all seasons.
It has the legend 'the One-eyed Crucial Carps' telling the miracle power to cure eye disease.
In spring, weeping cherry trees bloom, in fall, colored leaves decorate the garden.
The traditional Japanese style residence with a thatched roof.
It is an important temple to know the history of Ichinoe area.
It has tombs of Kabuki Yakusha and it is called Yakushadera.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.