Inokashira Shrine

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The Inokashira park contains a small shrine dedicated to Benzaiten. Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Benzaiten is the goddess of everything that flows: water, time, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension, knowledge! Rumor has it that the park and its shrine should never be visited on a first date as the goddess might become jealous.