Zeniarai Benten Shrine

Ayano

Dec 8, 2016

‘Washing’ money for good luck is something you can only do in Japan!

At the popular Zeniarai Benten Shrine ("Benten" means a female Buddhist god) in Kamakura, worshippers ‘wash’ their money by putting it in a bamboo sieve and dipping it into water as they pray.

They do so with the spring water at the deepest end of the shrine. Try it for yourself, but remember not to spend the money or your luck will leave with it! Instead, keep the money in your wallet at all times.

The shrine is a popular tourist destination and is a little far from the train station, so be prepared for your journey to take some time. You’ll know you’re at the right place when you pass though a dark tunnel carved from a huge rock with several shrines.

鎌倉のおもしろいスポット。お金を洗う神社を紹介します。

通称、銭洗弁天(Zeniarai Benten)と呼ばれ地元の人たちに
親しまれるこの神社は、金運がアップすると言われている人気のパワースポットです。
(※弁天とは、仏教の女性の守護神です)

大きな岩壁に掘られた暗いトンネルを通っていくと、いくつもの社が建っていて、
その一番奥にある泉の水でお金を洗うとご利益があると言われています。
訪れた参拝客はみんな置いてあるザルにお金を入れて、水で洗ってご祈願し財布にしまいます。
尚、洗ったお金は使うと金運が逃げてしまうと言われているので、財布内に保管しておきましょう。

日本でもなかなかユニークな体験をすることができる観光名所の1つです。
駅から少し遠いので、時間に余裕を持っていくのがいいでしょう。

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