Tsunohazumura Kumano Twelve Shrines with Manifestations of Buddha (Tsunohazumura Kumano Jūnisho Gongen no Yashiro) from "Guide to Famous Spots of Edo Vol. 4"
Compiled by Saitō Chōshū, Painted by Hasegawa Settan 1834-1836 (Tempō 5 to Tempō 7) Kaga Collection 256

Jūnisho Gongen no Yashiro Shrine in Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chōme, Shinjuku Ward is said to have been established by a certain Suzuki Kurō, who arrived in the area from Kishū Kumano (in modern Wakayama Prefecture) during Ōei era (1394-1428). The shrine was said to house all the Gongen (the manifestations of the Buddha) that could be found at the 12 locations of the Kumano Sanzan (consisting of the three major shrines of Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha). In Edo times, teashops and restaurants were built in the vicinity of the shrine, and the area became known as one of the great scenic spots on the city's outskirts.