Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha is the head shrine of 1300 Sengen shrines in the country. Its origin is over 2000 years ago which was about 27BC. At the foothill of Mt. Fuji, it was dedicated to a deity in order to appease the spirit of the mountain which was believed to cause repeated volcanic eruptions. In AD806, it was moved and rebuilt in its current location.
The goddess of the shrine, ‘Konohanasakuya- hime’ is believed to protect family life and children. She is also known as the goddess of water.