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Kamafuta Jinja (shrine) has been worshiped as a deity of victory and martial arts for a long time. This shrine became widely known as many athletes and entertainers visit this shrine in hopes of victory. The shrine is also known as Kamafuta Daimyojin (pot lid shrine) as visitors put the lid of a pot on their heads while praying. There is also a ritual called kamafuta-nage where your wish will be granted if you can drop a small lid into a pot about three meters below. There is a park behind the shrine where you can see Mt. Kaimon. This shrine is also popular as a power spot.
- 6827 Eicho Beppu, Minamikyushu-shi, Kagoshima
- Contact No.
- 15-min walk from Ei-Okawa Station on JR Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Open until sunset
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Admission fee
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Praying While Putting a Pot Lid on Your Head
Visitors put a pot lid that is 30 cm in diameter on their heads and walk for about 8 m from the shrine gate to the offering box. It is said that your wish will be granted when you can walk to the box without dropping the lid. Some people make it on their first attempt, and some people never make it. They also have a big lid for two people.
Throwing a Pot Lid
It is said that your wish will be granted when you drop a palm-sized lid into a pot on the rocks about three meters below. It is called kamafuta-nage, and visitors pray to the deities in this way to seek their favor. Anybody can try it for 100 yen for one attempt.
A Power Spot with Stunning Views
Behind the shrine, you can sit on a lid-shaped chair and view Mt. Kaimon that is 925 m high. The mountain is also called "Satsuma Fuji" for its beautiful silhouette. This place is known as "the cape of hope" and popular as a spot to acquire a renewed vigor & power.