Booklets 1 & 2

A log of my trips using Goshuin stamps

Booklet #0

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Limited edition shuincho from Dewa Sanzan tour

Booklet #1

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Shuincho from Gotokuji (temple of manekineko cats)
Goshuin from Gotokuji temple
Goshuin from Asakusajinja, Asakusa
Goshuin from Afuri shrine at Mt. Oyama
Goshuin from Kameido Tenjin jinja (Plum)
Goshuin from Meiji jingu shrine, Tokyo
Goshuin from Fushimi Inari Taisha
Goshuin from Kiyomizudera, Kyoto
Goshuin from Sensoji, Asakusa
Goshuin from Tsukuba shrine
Goshuin from Musashi Mitake shrine
Goshuin from Kameido Tenjin jinja (Wisteria)
Goshuin from Ichogaoka Hachiman jinja
Goshuin from Yasaka Jinja
Goshuin from Hikawa Shrine, at the foot of Mt. Takao
Goshuin from Kinkakuji
Goshuin from Nezu shrine, Tokyo
Goshuin from Takachiho shrine, Amami
Goshuin from Yakouin (高尾山薬王院) on Mt. Takao with a special watercolor painting of the big tengu spirit of the temple
Goshuin from Choanji (長安寺) in Hakone


Goshuin and an airplane bookmark from Haneda Jinja, Ota-ku
A shuincho booklet from Ooyama jinja with a cloth pouch from Haneda jinja
Goshuin from Iseyama Koaijingu (伊勢山皇大神宮) in Yokohama
Commemorative Goshuin for the 150 years from Iseyama Koaijingu (伊勢山皇大神宮) in Yokohama
A finally complete shuincho, with all its length and glory

Booklet #2

I got a new shuincho from Zojoji temple in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Apart from stanning black and red patterns, it features the crest of the Tokugawa clan.

A new shuincho from Zojoji, Tokyo
From Karasumori Jinja, Tokyo
From Zojoji temple, Tokyo
Special goshuin with twin dragons from Myogi Jinja, Tokyo

Time for a new, wooden shuincho with one of the iconic views of Mt. Fuji (36 views of Mt. Fuji from the famous ukiyo-e painter Hokusai) from Usitenjin Kitano shrine (牛天神北野神社). Front and back side of the booklet show the two halves of the view from Koishikawa tea house on a snowy morning (礫川 雪の旦).

Image from Ushitenjin Kitano Shrine
Shuincho, goshuin and protective amulet from Ushitenjin Kitano Shrine, Tokyo
From Hie Shrine, Tokyo
From Tamagawa Sengen jinja, Tokyo
From Hidasoja, Takayama, Gifu
From Kawasaki Daishi, Kanagawa
From Hidasoja, Takayama, Gifu
From Kannonin (観音院) in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. Notice the gold leaves flying in the air, the specialty of Kanazawa.

There was an interesting case of syncretism, where a Buddhist temple put a cute Santa Claus on its stamp.

From Kannonin (観音院) in Kanazawa, Ishikawa
From Enoshima shrine Hetsunomiya. Special edition for the new year with a cow (for 2021) and a daruma doll.
From Mt. Tsukuba shrine (筑波山神社) at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba, Ibaraki
From Nyotaisan peak
(筑波山神社女体山御本殿) on Mt. Tsukuba, Ibaraki
From Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine (京浜伏見稲荷神社) in Kawasaki, Kanagawa
From Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple (輪王寺) in Nikko, Tochigi
From Motomachi Itsukushima Jinja (嚴島神社) in Yokohama China town, Kanagawa
From Nikko Futarasan Shrine (日光二荒山神社) in Nikko, Tochigi. It depicts a lucky mouse holding a kaburaya, a signal arrow, because according to a legend a mouse helped save people from a fire
Completed shuincho #2 – the one from Zozoji temple in Tokyo

Locations for all the shrine/temple stamps that I have collected

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