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Located close to Akihabara, the Kanda Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo. First built in Shibasaki, the shrine moved to Kanda, then closer to Akihabara in 1616. Due to the old age, the shrine has been rebuilt and restored many times. Due to the close location of the shrine to Akihabara, it has become a popular destination for those who also visit Akihabara. The Kanda Shrine sells special good luck charms, or
Omamori, for blessing your electronic devices. The good luck charm comes in three parts: a card for your wallet, a sticker for your laptop/desktop, and a smaller sticker for your cell-phone.
The shrine also pays incorporates popular fictional characters related to the shrine. This includes Nozomi Tojo from the Love Live! anime series, and the character Zenigata Heiji who would often say
Myōjin-shita (beaneath the (Kanda) Myojin Shrine). Nozomi Tojo is the official mascot of the shrine, while monuments in honor of Zenigata Heiji were made for the shrine. The shrine is a short walk away from Akihabara, and is a popular destination for businessmen, entrepreneurs, and otaku alike.
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