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Divine water at Shibamata Taishakuten

Divine water with long history

Certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-running movie series in the world, Otoko wa Tsuraiyo (It' Tough Being a Man) has its footing in Shibamata, a downtown area in north-east Tokyo. Daikeiji Temple, known better as Shibamata Taishakuten, is the home of natural water that flows out from a spot in the temple, the water called and characterized as divine by the locals. The movie tells that it was used for baby bathing of Tora-san, the main star in the movie series who is called the bum from Shibamata in the series.
Daikeiji Temple was said to be founded by Nichiei Jonin in 17 century Edo era. Tale goes that Jonin decided to start living there as he found splendid water flowing out near the foot of a great pine tree. Ever since he brought about the temple, the water has been loved by local residents who bless their health.
The water is available for drink at the spot.

Location: 7-10-3 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
Transportation: 5 minutes walk from "Shibamata" station by Keisei Kanamachi line
Contact: Daikeiji Temple 81-(0)3-3657-2886

So-called "divine water" spouts out

Great attraction for water enthusiasts