The Travelling Fox in Japan, A pilgrimage of sorts  (Read 12453 times)

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #45 on: May 02 2018, 03:19 AM »
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Original Name: 松巳稲荷神社
Transcript: Matsumi Inari Jinja
Translation: Pine Serpent Inari Shrine

Location: 2 Chome-14-9 Haneda, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0043
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



A little ramshackle shrine at a street corner in Ota. This is definitely the most rickety Shrine I've seen so far.

At first I don't see any foxes around here, but a glance inside reveals that two little foxies have taken shelter in this Shrine after all.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #46 on: May 03 2018, 02:46 AM »
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Original Name: 鴎稲荷神社
Transcript: Kamome Inari Jinja
Translation: Seagull Inari Shrine

Location: 6 Chome-20-10 Haneda, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0043
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



Another Inari Shrine in Ota-Ku, the southernmost ward of Tokyo. It's actually not far from the bay of Tokyo, which might explain the reference to seagulls in the Shrine's name.

I'd be worried about the foxes eating the seagulls, but these two seem to be content just sitting there guarding the shrine.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #47 on: May 03 2018, 07:15 PM »
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Original Name: 藤崎稲荷神社
Transcript: Fujisaki Inari Jinja
Translation: Wisteria Cape Inari Shrine

Location: 〒144-0043, 6 Chome-15-1 Haneda, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0043
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



Yet another little Inari Shrine in Ōta-ku. Did I mention that there are really really many of them in this part of the Radiant Metropolis?

This one is guarded by two rather crude foxes. The little fox kit beneath the vixen is cute though.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #48 on: May 04 2018, 07:47 PM »
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Original Name: 狐塚
Transcript: Kitsune Tsuka
Translation: Fox Den

Location: 5 Chome-2-12 Haneda, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0043
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



When I ran into this Shrine, I though I had found my Inari Shrine for the day.

Little did I know this was only the beginning of something much, much bigger.

Either way, this aptly named fox den should hold the record for the Shrine with the most foxes for at least...  oh... 15 minutes or so.

Since this shrine had more foxes than would fit on pictures, I've taken a video of it. Here it is:
http://www.tri-tail.com/TravellingFoxBlog/Videos/03-04-033_AnamamoriinariSideShrine.mp4
« Last Edit: May 04 2018, 07:49 PM by Kira Resari »
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #49 on: May 06 2018, 09:12 AM »
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Original Name: 穴守稲荷神社
Transcript: Anamori Inari Jinja
Translation: Cave Guard Inari Shrine

Location: 〒144-0043 Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku, Haneda, 五丁目2番7号
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



The big-ol grand-daddy of Inari Shrines in Tokyo.

Not only is the Shrine itself big and foxy, but it also has a total of seven Side Shrines with even more foxes. On top of it, it sells fox charms and even fox guardian statues. I got myself one of the charms for my journey here.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #50 on: May 06 2018, 07:35 PM »
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Original Name: 必勝稲荷社
Transcript: Hisshou Inari Jinja
Translation: Certain Victory Inari Shrine

Location: 5 Chome-2-7 Haneda, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0043
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



The second of the seven Inari Side Shrines of Anamori Inari Jinja.

This one contains of an inscribed stone next to a little Shrine. Foxes abound around both.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #51 on: May 08 2018, 09:08 AM »
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Original Name: 開運稲荷神社
Transcript: Kaiuj Inari Jinja
Translation: Better Fortune Inari Shrine

Location: 〒144-0043 Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku, Haneda, 五丁目2番7号
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



The third of the seven Inari Side Shrines of Anamori Inari Jinja.

This one is located to the side of a reasonably long tunnel of Torii.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #52 on: May 08 2018, 07:32 PM »
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Original Name: 穴守稲荷奥之宮
Transcript: Anamori Inari Okunomiya
Translation: Cave Guardian Inari Inner Sanctuary

Location: 5 Chome-2-7 Haneda, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0043
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



The fourth of the seven Inari Side Shrines of Anamori Inari Jinja.

You need to go through aforementioned tunnel of Torii to get there. From what I gather, those are old Torii, since the dates written on their backs predate one another in a chronologically orderly fashion.

The inner sanctuary turns out to be the cave that these foxes are guarding over, and my are it many! It's so many that I can neither count nor properly estimate them. As such, this one should become the new record holder for the shrine with the most foxes so far, and likely hold that title for quite some time, if not forever.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #53 on: May 10 2018, 07:31 AM »
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Original Name: 築山稲荷神社
Transcript: Tsukiyama Inari Jinja
Translation: Artificial Mountain Inari Shrine

Location: 〒144-0043 Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku, Haneda, 五丁目2番7号
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



The fifth of the seven Inari Side Shrines of Anamori Inari Jinja.

Right to the right of the fox cave, this little artificial mountain is literally overrun with foxies.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #54 on: May 11 2018, 08:42 AM »
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Original Name: 稲荷大明神
Transcript: Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: Great Gracious Goddess Inari

Location: 〒144-0043 Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku, Haneda, 五丁目2番7号
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



The sixth of the seven Inari Side Shrines of Anamori Inari Jinja.

One of the three shrines to the left of the tunnel of Torii, this one finally has a countable number of foxes again, but it's still quite a lot.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #55 on: May 11 2018, 05:18 PM »
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Original Name: 出世稲荷
Transcript: Shussei Inari
Translation: Success-in-Life Inari

Location: 〒144-0043 Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku, Haneda, 五丁目2番7号
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



The last of the seven Inari Side Shrines of Anamori Inari Jinja.

By now my brain has been officially overwritten with foxes, and all I see is little foxes when I close my eyes. And yet, the day should not quite be over just yet.

Before I leave the Anamori Inari Shrine, I also buy a cute little Omamori fox charm made of silk worm cocoons.

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #56 on: May 12 2018, 05:15 PM »
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Location: 5 Chome-3-15 Haneda, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0043
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



A private Inari Shrine on a property right next to Anamori Inari Shrine.

Naturally, I couldn't get any closer, but I think it's nice that people do such things here.

Maybe after returning home I should build my own Inari Shrine in my garden?
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #57 on: May 13 2018, 04:52 PM »
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Original Name: 白浜稲荷神社
Transcript: Shirahama Inari Jinja
Translation: White Sand Inari Shrine

Location: 〒144-0042 Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku, Hanedaasahichō, 13−3
Visited on: 1-Apr-2018



The last Inari Shrine I should find on 1-Apr-2018. This one is right next to the giant logistics centre of the Kuroneko Delivery Service.

It's also quite close to Haneda Airport to the east, which is located pretty much in the middle of the city. If you ever go to Japan, I suggest trying to get a flight to Haneda Airport since the landing there is just that much more spectacular than in Narita.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #58 on: May 14 2018, 05:15 PM »
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Original Name: 桜稲荷神社
Transcript: Sakura Inari Jinja
Translation: Cherry Blossom Inari Shrine

Location: 2 Chome-6 Taitō, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0016
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



The first Inari Shrine I should find on 3-Apr-2018, after moving to my new home in Taitou.

This one is actually the closest Inari Shrine to my new home, and the very reason why I chose this Share House over all others. It's not even 200m away.

Cramped between two houses, this little Shrine stands beneath a Sakura Tree.

One of those days, they even held a tiny little Sakura Matsuri that I by chance managed to attend.

I've taken a video of it. Here it is:
http://www.tri-tail.com/TravellingFoxBlog/Videos/03-04-088_SakuraInariShrineMatsuri.mp4
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #59 on: May 16 2018, 07:07 PM »
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Original Name: 伏見稲荷神社
Transcript: Fushimi Inari Jinja
Translation: Prostrated Chance Inari Shrine

Location: 2 Chome-11 Yaesu, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 103-0028
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



A small Inari Shrine in the middle of Tokyo, not far from the Tokyo Station.

Three little foxes watch over this humble shrine between high houses.
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