Kyoto #39: 安井金比羅宮【Yasui-Konpira-gu】

The Best Shrine to cut off and initiate relationships
Yasui Konpira-gu in Kyoto

There is a shrine that you should visit for sightseeing in Kyoto. It is Yasui Konpira-gu shrine, which located in Higashiyama. It has many interesting and attractive things, and It’s also known  as a spiritual place that is also effective for good relationships.

It’s mainly famous for not only initiating good relationships but also cutting off bad relationships, therefore it’s so attracting many people who is suffering from bad relationships with many social problems such as stalking.

I’ll introduce the highlight and history, and how to worship there. Let’s go to interesting and wonderful world!!!


Yasui Konpira-gu

The origin of Yasui-Konpira-gu dates back to the Asuka period. Kamatari Fujiwara, who was an important historical person at that period, was founded for the prosperity of descendants and started its history.

There is the words【Cutting off bad relationships and initiating you Good relationships】on the torii.

本殿【Main Shrine】
The original story about cutting off a bad relationship came from the history that the Emperor had to break up with his loved one in the war. Then he hoped that people would never suffer from such a sad thing related to relationships, and it’s been known well to cut off the bad relationships that hinder the relationship between happy men and women.

In addition to bad relationships like that, it cuts off all bad relationships such as alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, illness, etc. That’s why not only women but worshipers visit regardless of age and gender.

【Power stone monument fro cutting off bad relations and initiateing ones】
A megalith in the shape of EMA (a votive tablet) is 1.5 meters high and 3 meters wide. There is a crack in the middle through which the power of good pours into the oval hole in the middle.

There are so many KATASHIRO (substitution charm) stuck on the stone with various wishes written on them that the monument is scarcely visible. They vary from very simple formulations such as: “Please let me happily marry Mr.xx”; to more serious ones, such as: “Please end the relation of my husband and his adulterous lover”. (Information cited fromYasui-Konpira-gu’s website

How to do
① First visit the main shrine

②Write down your wishes on 形代 【Katashiro】. Katashiro is available at the table on the left side of the stone monument. Please make your courtesy payment of more than 100 yen to the offertory box and take your charm.
KATASHIRO … substitution charm(Cited from Web site:

③Take your Katashiro and reciting your wish go through the monument in the direction from front to back

④Then in the same manner, holding your Katashiro and reciting your wish, go through themonument in the direction from back to front.

⑤In the end stick your Katashiro on the monument. Stick it on the monument in any place you like.

久志【Kushi】means a “comb” that makes women’s hair beautiful. Kushizuka, located in the corner of the precincts, was built in 1978 to feed an old comb. It is also said to bring benefits of  hair and beauty to people.

干支回縁の碑【Monument of zodiac sign】
There are stone pillars with a illastration of zodiac. In the upper part, a pattern with each zodiac was drawn. Let’s looking for your own zodiac pillar!!

Rat zodic sign

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