Zoshigaya Kishimojin-do Temple


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Address
3-15-20 Zoshigaya
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Phone
+81-3-3982-8347
Website
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Open Hours
1-12: Mon-Sun: - 06:30-17:00
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About this sight

Located in southern Ikebukuro, this Buddhist temple is dedicated to Kishimojin, a Buddhist goddess of little children. Translated, her name means "mother goddess of the demons". Originally, Kishimojin was a monstrous demon from India who abducted little children and devoured them until Buddha converted her. The deity is portrayed as a mother suckling her baby while holding a pomegranate in her hand, the symbol of love and fertility. It was originally founded in 1578, is associated with the Nichiren school of Buddhism, and has been designated a Tokyo tangible cultural property.