akagi jinja

around 1300 a powerful samurai clan which dominated the akagiyama area in gifu-ken moved to what is nowadays komagome in tōkyō. thus, a branch of akagi jinja was established at the present site. in 1683, the shrine was recognized as one of edo’s major shrines by the tokugawa government.

on april 13, 1945 the shrine was completed destroyed during the us-bombardments.  between 2009 and 2011, the site on which the shrine stands was redeveloped to include an apartment building, a gallery and a café, as well as a new shrine. the shrine is unabashedly modern featuring as much glass as wood and koma-inu the likes of which I have seen nowhere else.

gps: 35.704819, 139.736064 / code: without

link to google maps

location: japan, tokyo

architect: kuma kengo

completed: 2010

photo: 17/01/02

 

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