Super-Frog guards Tokyo

June 8, 2019 By mk

Frog amulet for “come-back-safe” can be purchased at Kanda Myojin, the shrine for the tutelary deity of Tokyo.

“You said before that you have come here to save Tokyo from destruction?” “That is what I said.” “What kind of destruction?” “Earthquake,” Frog said with the utmost gravity. (Super-Frog Saves Tokyo, 1999)

As both toads and frogs are described with the same word in Japanese, every time I read the story, it reminds me of the toad who appears in the garden every spring except in 2011 when the large quake occurred.

Good news is that I have encountered the toad this year last month. Wishing you a safe life without a quake.

Kanda Myojin (Official English Site)
2 Chome-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021