If your love life needs a little divine intervention or if you simply want to express thanks for finding the love of your life, Fukuin is a tranquil place to do it.
This place was once the residence of Jianzhen, the propagator of Buddhism in Japan, after his arrival in Japan in 753 A.D.
In 810 A.D., Kukai, founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, proposed the construction of an octagonal pagoda. Our principal image, the "Fuku-kensak-kannon," was enshrined at this time.
In the Kamakura period (1185-1333), several high priests led by Eison often used FUKUIN to promote a 'revitalization of precepts.'
In the Taisho period (1912-1926), the priest Kogen Mitani rebuilt the main hall. He later earned the devotion of the local 'Naramachi geisha' as they visited the shrine to pray for the spirit to properly make, and end, relationships, leading to the shrine becoming regarded as a women's refuge.
Visit, and observe Monthly/Annual Rituals /Events!
Every 28th : Shingon Homa Fire Rituals (Exception 21st for Aug. and Nov. )
New Year’s rituals
Memorial service for "Kukai" (Kobodaishi)
End April to beg. May
Spring Special admission
Apri 25 to May 9 (2021)
Service for suffering spirits)
1PM reception, 2PM Goma fire, 3PM music offering
Autumn special admission
9AM to 5PM (admission ends at 4PM)
Butsumyo-e & Goma ritual
Service for removal of year's sin