Sarasvati Lives Here: a Shrine to Benzaiten

Pictures of Benzaiten’s shrine in Inokashira Park, near Tokyo (also within walking distance of the Ghibli Museum). Enjoy!




 The shrine also had a little worship hall for Kannon (The Japanese version of Quan Yin. It should be pointed out that Kannon is only rarely conceived of as female; The Chinese gendering of the Indian boddhisattva as such by default was unique to them, and did not occur until the 12th century)


The shrine also has a website. Despite the Japanese that shows up on the browser tab, this is the link to the English-language page.