02 Japanese Culture

Fushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社

Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto is the headquarters of Inari Shrines scattered all over the country, and the Inari god who controls the fertility of five grains is enshrined there. It is also deeply worshiped as a god of business prosperity and family safety.  The mysterious and spectacular red Senbon Torii, or one thousand gates, attracts attention and has become a popular spot for both domestic and overseas tourists. The fox-shaped votive tablet and the roasted sparrow, a specialty of the gate, are also popular. There is no closing time and you can worship all day long, so it is quite busy, therefore if you want to take a picture of the unoccupied Senbon Torii, I recommend early morning.


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