Suitengu was a shrine originally enshrined in June 1797 at Kurumehankurayashiki (storehouse mansion) in Nakanoshima, Osaka.
During the Meiji Ishin the storehouse mansion was returned to the Imperial Court and the Spiritual God of Suitengu became annexed with the shrine in Kotohiragu of Marukamehankurayashiki. However Marukamihankurayashiki was also returned to the Imperial Court, Suitengu was moved to Kotohiragu of Takamatsuhankurayashiki. Afterwards it was further moved to Dojima 2 chome. In the “Great Fire of the North” in 1909 the shrine was destroyed by the fire and Suitengu was moved to our shrine and became enshrined at the Tsuyu no Tenjinja.
It was said that upon the birth of the Meiji Emperor, Emperor Koumei prayed for the safe birth of the Meiji Emperor. After the Meiji Emperor came into existence, Emperor Koumei offered Omochi (Rice Cake) shaped like birds (this type of omochi is said to bring good luck) to the Gods of Suitengu (within the boundries of Kurumehankurayashi).
During the Edo Period, Kotohiragu was enshrined in both the storehouse mansions of Takamatsuhan and Marukamehan. Every month during the festivals (when various stalls were set up) lots of people came to worship the miracle workings of Kotohiragu.
On the 10th of every month in Osaka, people visited the various Kotohiragu in Osaka. The most popular places visited were at the Kotohiragu in Tosahirikawajoanbashikitatsumenishi , Sennichimaehouzennji and Uemachikarahori.
It was moved the same as Suitengu after the Meiji Era.
The four Inari Gods that had been enshrined in the neighboring villages were moved back to Uyu after the “Great Fire of the North” in 1909.
In 1910 the Four Inari Gods were honored collectively within the boundries of our shrine.
From olden days, many Emmas (pictorial offerings) of Catfishes were hanged in the hope that skin diseases would be healed with prayers offered a hundred times (ohyakudomairi).
With just a little reconstruction the Kaiuninari is almost the same as when it was first built. One can imagine the ohyakudomairi back in the olden days by opening the front doors and viewing the insides of the shrine.
A religious frame made by the remains of the sacred tree from the “Great Fire of the North” in 1909 conveys the incident.
Also known as the “Yuhinoshinmei” (The Shinmei of Sunset). In 821 Kawaranosadaijin Minamoto no Toru, the son of Emperor Saga enshrined the Naniwashinmeisa in the island of Nishitenmaisecho and this is said to be the beginning of Naniwashinmeisha. In this period, the area was known as “Daijingukitanoshu” or Shinmei no Hana (Nose)” and the whole area was a religious boundry. Isecho and Kihatacho was taken from here.
In 1185 to 1189 when Yoshitsune and Kajiwarakagetoki theorized on war tactics in Fukushima, it is said that Yoshitsune made offerings to our shrine.
During the reign of Emperor Godaigo often visited Naniwashinmeisha and in the Edo Period (after the reign of Emperor Godaigo) was revered (even feared) by the members of Osakajodai and Ryomachibugyo. The grounds was huge.
The shrine pavilion of “Asahinoshinmeisha”(Sunrise) that faced the East, the “Nichunoshinmeisha” (Daytime) that faced the South and the “Yuhinoshinemisha” was know collectively as the “Osakasanmeisha” (the Three Shinmei of Osaka).
The Tokyoshinmeigu, Kyotomatsubarashinmeigu, Kyotohigashiyamashinmeigu, Kagakanazawashinmeigu, Shinanoazumishinmeigu Dewayudonosanshinmeigu and our shrine became known as the “Nihonnanashinmei” (The Seven Shinmei of Japan).
In July 11th, 1834 a fire destroyed the Naniwashinmeisha resulting in it being not as revered as it was during its best times. The year after the “Great Fire of the North” in 1909 it became enshrined in our shrine. Now two Gods are enshrined in Naniwashinmeisha: Amaterasuoomikami and Toyoukebime.
Now a monument is in the corner of the old shrine boundries, which is 500 meters east from our shrine. Every July 19th, before our main festival, a smaller festival is held.
In earlier times on June 1st natural ice that was preserved and stored from the winter days was eaten to prevent diseases that occurred in the summer. This event became know as the “Koorinostuitachi” and was also in the title of Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s work “Shinjuyaebakoorinotsuitachi”.