Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine
Ugafuku jinja is a shrine that Minamoto no Yoritomo built in the Kamakura period. Following a divine message that he saw in a dream that “promised world peace if deities and Buddhas were commemorated with holy water”, he found a spiritual water springing on a bedrock and constructed the shrine nearby. The shrine is also commonly known as “Zeniarai benten” or “Money rinsing shrine” due to visitors who rinse their money for good luck following the tale of Hojo Tokiyori rinsing his money to pray for the "prosperity of his family". Modern day belief is that money rinsed at the shrine will come back in multiples, and you can see many visitors washing their money. The shrine has many bamboo baskets in which to do so, and the proper method is to purify and rinse your money with three scoops of water.
2-25-16 Sasuke, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
8:00 to 16:30
25 minute walk from JR Kamakura Station
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