Tokorosawa Shinmeisha Shrine

Tokorosawa Shinmeisha Shrine has been enshrining a local deity since the time of the former Tokorozawa Town.
It is also related to the birth of aviation.
It is said that in preparation for the first flight in Japan at Tokorozawa Airport, Captain Yoshitoshi Tokugawa visited this shrine to pray for the success of a historic milestone on the day before the first flight.
The shrine is famous for Kumade-ichi (January 1), which is the first place where Kumade-ichi takes place in a year in Japan, and a memorial service for dolls (the first Sunday in June).
In the precincts of the shrine, there are a monument on which the poem by a poetess Yoshiko Mikajima is inscribed and the oldest zelkova tree in the city.