Kumata Shrine

Kumata Shrine

OPEN HOURSOpen every day

A seven-minute walk from the Hirano Station of the JR Yamatoji Line. This old shrine is said to have originated in the 4th year of the Teikan Period (862) when Sakanoue-no-Masamichi, the grandson of the Seii-taishogun (barbarian-subduing generalissimo) Sakanoue-no-Tamuramaro of the early Heian Period, brought and enshrined Susanoonomikoto in the first pavilion as the guardian god of Hirano-go. In the first year of the Kenkyu Period (1190), or the early Kamakura Period, Kumanogongen was brought and enshrined in the third pavilion, and further, by the imperial order of Emperor Godaigo, Izanaginomikoto was brought and enshrined in the second pavilion. All three pavilions are important cultural properties of Japan. Within the shrine premises is a large camphor tree that is said to be 800 to 1,000 years old, and also a large 500-year-old ginkgo named Tarachine-no-icho. It is said that making a wish on this tree helps increase breast milk or cure breast-related diseases. During Otaue-shinji, held every year on April 13th to drive away bad luck and invite good luck and fortune, Fuku-no-tane, or seeds of luck given from god, are sown within the hall of worship which represents rice paddies.

ADDRESS 〒547-0046 2-1-67 Hirano-Miyamachi, Hirano-ku, Osaka City
HOLIDAY No holidays
TRANSPORTATION 7 min. walk from Hirano Sta. of the JR Yamotoji Line
INQUIRIES TEL : 06-6791-0208 FAX : 06-6791-0099