Serada Toshogu Shrine was built in 1644 in Serada, now part of Ota, enshrining samurai five-star general Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) as its principal image. There are approx. 130 other Toshogu Shrines across the country, all of which have the same principal image. Nikko Toshogu Shrine, is the most famous. This one in Ota is not nearly as famous as the one in Nikko, but it has the same first-rate pedigree and class.