The Island of Kinkasan

Kinkasan deer
The deer of Kinkasan

Last week we ventured to the neighboring prefecture of Miyagi where we made a special visit to the sacred island of Kinkasan just off the coast of Ishinomaki City along the Sanriku Coastline.

This island is home to the Koganeyama Shrine, a shinto shrine visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year seeking blessings for wealth and financial good fortune.

Ebisu, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune

It is said that by visiting this shrine each year for three years in a row will bestow visitors with wealth and fortune in their lives. It also has a unique ritual here where visitors will wash their credit cards in one of the fou