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The northeast quadrant, according to folk belief, was the ‘demon’s gate’ (kimon, 鬼門) and so the urban planning of yore would sometimes add spiritual guardians and other defenses. Since this shrine was deemed powerful, the fact that it lies in the northeast corner, relative to the old Edo castle, makes a lot of sense. That part of Tokyo has a few other power defenses against demon havoc, too. See also (Japanese wikipedia, 鬼門 - Wikipedia)