The three enshrined deities, or Kami, of Kanda Myoujin are Oho-na-muji-nomikoto (Daikokuten), Sukuna-hiko-na-no-mikoto (Ebisu-sama), and Taira-no-Masakado (Masakado-sama). Many come to Kanda Myoujin to pray to them for happiness, wealth, and success.
The Kanda Festival, known as one of Japan’s three greatest festivals (Matsuri) is held in May of every odd-numbered year, when portable shrines (Mikoshi) and taiko performances flood the central business district of Otemachi and the Akihabara Electric Town.
In 2018, the Edo Culture Complex EDOCCO – a modern cultural centre with attached café and conference rooms – opened on the shrine grounds. The location hosts a variety of workshops where visitors can immerse themselves in various aspects of Japan’s traditional cultural heritage including tea ceremony, calligraphy, kimono, and Japanese cuisine. The Kanda Myoujin Hall event space is an incredible setting for gatherings of all kinds – from concert performances to business conferences and even wrestling contests. Worshippers may also find the famous Kachi-mamori (literally, “victory charm”) in the amulet stalls, as well as Edo-themed merchandise and other exclusive, one-of-a-kind products in the souvenir shop IKI IKI.