Success in life and wealth!
Discover here the third hidden sanctuary of the 7 GODS OF FORTUNE.
Hoshuin is a Benten-do (弁天堂): a Buddhist temple dedicated to the Goddess Benzaiten (also called Benten), patroness of success in life and acquisition of wealth.
Located since 1685 in Shiba Park (behind Zojo-ji Temple),
it has a precinct that creates a comfortable space shaded
by trees with the Byakuren (White Lotus) pond
in the middle of the park.
Besides the vermilion Benten-do,
there is a hall housing a two-meter wooden sculpture of
Great King Enma (閻 魔 大王 Enma Dai-Ō),
the deity who judges the dead and decides who goes to Heaven or Hell, or returns to Earth.
4-8-55 Shiba-koen; Minato-ku – Tokyo
Music (YouTube Audio Library):
Music Author: Jingle Punks
Filming and Editing:
Massimo Cozzi and Tania Bianchi