Kogane Shrine

Goshuin for Kogane Shrine– Kogane Shrine – 金神社 –

Gifu – 岐阜 – August 31, 2018

Kogane Shrine is written with the kanji for gold/money, but even without knowing any kanji it’s pretty obvious what people come here for: Luck with money. Why? When you walk up to the shrine, you’re welcomed by a giant gold torii.

It is a shrine near the middle of Gifu and is closely connected to two other shrines in the area: Inaba Shrine and Kashimori Shrine. The god enshrined here is Nunoshihime-no-mikoto, wife of Inishiki-Irihiko-no-mikoto who is enshrined at Inaba Shrine and the mother of Ichihaya-no-mikoto at Kashimori Shrine. These three shrines hold the Gifu Festival every year  in April.

The goshuin here are usually done in black ink, but on morning of the last Friday (金曜日 – gold day) of the month, they’ll do your goshuin with gold ink. I was lucky enough to finally be able to go an a day off of work! I joined everyone else and prayed for financial luck. Will it work?

Finding it is a little tricky if you’re not familiar with the area. It has a small parking lot, so driving is OK.

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