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Kanda Myojin, whose building is being renovated

Kanda Myojin is the chief Shinto shrine of Edo.

Recently, it has become known as a sacred place for idols and anime, and this is due to the fact that the shrine is located in the vicinity of Akihabara, which is known for its electric town.

In the 21st century, Akihabara has transformed from an electric town selling home appliances to a town selling computers. This merged with Japan’s otaku culture and attracted stores selling figurines and other items related to anime.

Japan’s first maid café was built, and the theater of the idol group AKB48, produced by the famous producer Yasushi Akimoto, was built.

Nowadays, touts for maid cafes can be found everywhere amidst the rows of computer stores.

Kanda Myojin is a shrine in the vicinity of Akihabara.

Kanda Myojin also has ema (votive picture tablet) collaborating with anime, and sometimes limited edition items are available.

A glass-walled building. I didn’t know what they were doing, but there was a line.
Most of the people in line were men. Is it idol-related? Or is it related to anime?

The shrine is still there, but

The shrine is still intact, but the roof is being re-thatched with copper sheets.

It takes a long time for the roof to turn blue, so it will be gilded immediately after the re-thatching.

The stone statue of Daikokuten will remain the same.