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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #405 on: Apr 29 2019, 12:00 AM »
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Original Name: 葛ノ葉姫大明神
Transcript: Kazara-no Hahime Oomyoujin
Translation: Arrow Root Leaf Princess Great Gracious Deity
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 30/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #38 of Inariyama.

One of the bigger vulpine Side Shrines, and the biggest one in the eastern section. It was probably one of the growth poles of Komugen.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #406 on: Apr 30 2019, 12:24 AM »
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Original Name: 大熊大明神++
Transcript: Ookuma Oomyoujin++
Translation: Great Bear Great Gracious Deity (and then some)
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 31/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #39 of Inariyama.

Two foxes faithfully watch over this bear Shrine.

Once again there are more names, but they are hidden by the many small red Torii.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #407 on: May 01 2019, 01:02 AM »
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Original Name:金刀比羅大神
Transcript: Konpira Ookami++
Translation: Konpira Great Goddess (and two more)
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 32/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #40 of Inariyama.

Konpira is the goddess of seafaring and safe travels. It is not usually attended by foxes, but this place makes a difference.

Incidentally, there are so many Shrines around here that I ended up photographing this one twice and only noticed it later when I used my pictures to log the Shrines.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #408 on: May 02 2019, 12:32 AM »
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Original Name:福営大神
Transcript: Fukuei Ookami
Translation: Fortunate Occupation Great Goddess
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 33/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #41 of Inariyama.

Two foxes are well-integrated into this Shrine, and can only be seen from up close. Both of them are already old and worn.

Also note how once again the name on the small red Torii is written from right to left.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #409 on: May 03 2019, 12:29 PM »
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Original Name: 白髭大神
Transcript: Shirohige Ookami
Translation: White Beard Great Goddess
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 34/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #42 of Inariyama.

My 400th fox Shrine in Japan! I wish I could say it was something special, but with this many fox Shrines around, everything is starting to blur together in a big blotch of vulpinity. YOu can still take bets whether I'll be able to leave Inariyama before making it to 500.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #410 on: May 04 2019, 07:06 AM »
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Original Name: 吉森大神
Transcript: Yoshimori Ookami
Translation: Lucky Forest Great Goddess
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 35/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #43 of Inariyama.

Partly, this section is so crowded with fox Shrines that I can't even get a proper perspective anymore. Not that I'm complaining though.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #411 on: May 05 2019, 12:32 AM »
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Original Name: 白龍大神, 大井大神, 玉壽大神, 高吉大神, 熊高大神, 大吉大神, 天白大神, 富永大神++
Transcript: Hakuryuu Ookami, Ooi Ookami, Gyokuju Ookami, Kouji Ookami, Kumataka Ookami, Daikichi Ookami, Omashiro Ookami, Tokunaga Ookami++
Translation: White Dragon Great Goddess, Big Well  Great Goddess, Jewel Longevity Great Goddess, High Fortune Great Goddess, Bear High Great Goddess, Excellent Fortune Great Goddess, Heavenly White Great Goddess, Eternal Wealth Great Goddess (and several more)
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 36/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #44 of Inariyama.

A Shrine enshrining many Kami. That's probably why it's atended by four foxes instead of just two.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #412 on: May 06 2019, 12:15 AM »
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Original Name: 光釼大神++
Transcript: Kouken Ookami++
Translation: Light Sword Great Goddess (and two more)
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 37/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #45 of Inariyama.

Another light sword Shrine. It also venerates two other Kami, but one of te two foxes sits in front of them, so I can't read their names from the photo in the present time, and I certainly am in no state that can be described as "sound of mind" at the time of my visit. More like "a triple overdose of foxes".
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #413 on: May 07 2019, 04:24 AM »
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Original Name: 坂照大神
Transcript: Hanshou Ookami++
Translation: Shining Hill Great Goddess (and some more)
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 38/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #46 of Inariyama.

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #414 on: May 07 2019, 11:54 PM »
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Original Name: 清水平次耶, 清水亀次耶++
Transcript: Shimizu Heijiya, Shimizu Kamejiya++
Translation: Spring Water Peace Next Question Mark, Spring Water Turtle Next Question Mark (and two more)
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 39/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #47 of Inariyama.

This is an unusual Shrine. At least two of its names end on 耶, which literally means "Question Mark". Maybe it used to be an old way of saying "small shrine" or something? Also, while I have a photo that clearly depicts the Kanji on the Ookami (and that one ends with 大神), those are written in such an... uhhh... artful style that they are impossible for me to figure out at this point in time.

Also it is here that a group of tourists from the encirceling path deems it fit to ask me about this place. They could not have picked a worse time, for I am in the deepest daze just then. First I don't even realize that someone is talking to me, and then I manage to bring forth a few words about Golden Fox Shrines and foxes being everywhere, but that's about it. To them I must seem drunk. And in a manner of speaking I am. Drunk on vulpinity.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #415 on: May 09 2019, 12:00 AM »
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Original Name: 大杉大神, 春重大神, 薬力大神+
Transcript: Oosugi Ookami, Harue Ookami, Yakuryoku Ookami+
Translation: Great Cedar Great Goddess, Spring Weight Great Goddess, Medical Potency Great Goddess (and one more)
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 40/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #48 of Inariyama.

Once again, the Kanji of the Ookami are written in such a way that makes deciphering them rather tricky. I manage to figure out two, have a good guess at the third one, but the forth one is beyond my capabilities.

Either way, a pair of foxes faithfully stand guard in this little Shrine in the northwesternmost corner of the eastern segment of Kuhouboutaki.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #416 on: May 10 2019, 03:55 PM »
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Original Name: おちよぼ大明神, 米丸大明神, 竹廣大明神
Transcript: Ochiyobo Daimyoujin, Komemaru Daimyoujin, Takehiro Daimyoujin
Translation: Ochiyobo Great Gracious Goddess, Rice Circle Great Gracious Goddess, Spacious Bamboo Great Gracious Goddess
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 41/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #49 of Inariyama.

A broken vixen keeps faithful watch over this Shrine alongside her tod. Her dedication is to be admired.

The central name of this Shrine is written in Hiragana, and it does not amount to a word or two as gar as I can tell. It might just be that - a name.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #417 on: May 11 2019, 01:55 AM »
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Original Name: 乱八ツ嶋大神
Transcript: Midayatsushima Ookami
Translation: Eight Unruly Islands Great Goddess
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 42/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #50 of Inariyama.

A minimalistic monolithic Shrine attended by a pair of foxes, one of which had its broken tail mended by some kind soul.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #418 on: May 11 2019, 11:53 PM »
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Original Name: 金春大神, 朝照大神++
Transcript: Konparu Ookami, Asateru Ookami++
Translation: Golden Spring Great Goddess, Shining Morning Great Goddess (and some others)
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 43/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #51 of Inariyama.

Once again, here is a Shrine with many Kanji that I cannot decipher due to their very stylized nature, attended by a pair of foxes.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #419 on: May 13 2019, 12:38 AM »
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Original Name: 平田大神, 光方大神, 石垣大神
Transcript: Hirata Ookami, Kouhou Ookami, Ishigaki Ookami
Translation: Peaceful Field Great Goddess, Light's Direction Great Goddess, Stone Wall Great Goddess
Location: 27 Fukakusa Sasayamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0811 (34.965511, 135.780671)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 44/56 of Kuhouboutaki, and Vulpine Shrine #52 of Inariyama.

This Shrine is located on the northern end of the central block of fox Shrines in the eastern section of this temple at the southern slope of the mountain in the west of Japan. BINGO!

Word of caution: I am guessing here about the "垣" in "石垣大神", since I can only make out the left half of that Kanji on my pictures. There's dozens of other Kanji it could be, but this is the most common one that would form a proper word in combination with "石", and I have already seen Ishigaki Jinja during my time in Japan. Might still be something different though.
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