Together with Imamiya Ebisu Shrine to the south, Horikawa Ebisu is beloved by the locals and known as Kita-no-Ebessan (Northern Ebisu shrine). They say the shrine was founded in the 6th century when Tomi-no-Muraji Yoshio, having received a divine revelation from the god Ebisu, picked up a ball in a reedy marsh in Horie and enshrined it as a holy spirit in Tomishima, Namba. The shrine was moved to its current location around the year 1352. The shrine is flooded with worshippers annually on the day of the Toka Ebisu Festival, all enthusiastically chanting exhortations for success in business. The small Enoki Shrine, commonly referred to as Danjiri-Inari, is also located on the shrine grounds. Many people make offerings of small danjiri float models or ema (prayer boards) to the shrine when their prayers are answered.
address5-4-17 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
transport3-minute walk from Osakatemmangu Station on the JR Tozai Line, and Minami-morimachi Station on the Subway Sakaisuji and Tanimachi Lines