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Koto-ku, Kiba
Built in Suzaki in 1700 to enshrine Benzaiten (the Hindu goddess Saraswati; goddess of music, eloquence, wealth and water), which was the guardian deity Keishoin, the birth mother of the 5th Shogun Tsunayoshi. This area is reclaimed land, but the Benten no Yashiro Shrine was located on the edge of an embankment facing the shoreline. The area was a popular meisho (famous place) for viewing the sunrise on New Year's Day, shellfish gathering and moon viewing.