The Travelling Fox in Japan, A pilgrimage of sorts  (Read 5407 times)

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #60 on: May 17 2018, 07:03 AM »
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Original Name: 福徳神社
Transcript: Fukutoku Jinja
Translation: Happiness and Prosperity Shrine

Location: 2 Chome-4-14 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 103-0022
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



A moderately-sized Shrine in the middle of Tokyo.

This one may not have Inari in its name, but since it has a pair of vulpine guardians, I'm counting it as one anyways.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #61 on: May 17 2018, 06:04 PM »
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Original Name: 柳森神社
Transcript: Yanagamori Jinja
Translation: Willow Woods Shrine

Location: 2 Chome-25-1 Kanda Sudachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0041
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



A big shrine sitting right at the shore of the Kanda River.

This one is dedicated not only to foxes, but also has a number of side shrines for other beasts such as Tanukis and Dragons.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #62 on: May 18 2018, 07:39 PM »
Bonus Shrine: Tanuki #1



Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 柳森神社 )
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Yanagamori Jinja)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Willow Woods Shrine)

Location: 2 Chome-25-1 Kanda Sudachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0041
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



Since Tanuki and Kitsune are closely related in Japanese folklore, I figured it would only be fair to post a picture of the Tanuki Side Shrine of Yanagimori Jinja here.

Did you know that male Tanuki actually do have disproportionately large testicles for mammals their size? Sure, they are not nearly as big as the overdrawn version on the left, but the right one actually comes quite close.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #63 on: May 20 2018, 04:16 AM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 柳森神社 )
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Yanagamori Jinja)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Willow Woods Shrine)

Location: 2 Chome-25-1 Kanda Sudachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0041
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



A tiny little fox Side Shrine of Yanagamori Jinja.

Looks like she bit off his head, but not before he had the chance to sire a kit.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #64 on: May 21 2018, 05:29 PM »
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Original Name: 徳稲荷神社
Transcript: Tokuinari Jinja
Translation: Benevolent Inari Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-25-1 Kanda Sudachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0041
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



The last fox Side Shrine of Yanagamori Jinja.

This one rests beneath a fragrant rose bush, a pair of foxes watching over it.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #65 on: May 23 2018, 08:37 AM »
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Original Name: 講武稲荷神社
Transcript: Kobuinari Jinja
Translation: Military Training Inari Shrine
Location: 1 Chome-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0021
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



An Inari Shrine near Akihabara.

A whole bunch of foxes is sitting on the slopes of this little artificial hill. They don't look like warriors to me though.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #66 on: May 24 2018, 03:36 AM »
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Original Name: 徳稲荷神社
Transcript: Urayasu Inari Jinja
Translation: Peaceful Creek Inari Shrine
Location: 〒101-0021 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda, 2 Chome−16
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of Kanda Myouin, the technology shrine of Akihabara.

The two foxes outside apparently didn't do a very good job of keeping this shrine vermin-free, for there is a little mouse inside.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #67 on: May 24 2018, 09:16 PM »
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Original Name: 三宿荷神社
Transcript: Sanshuku Inari Jinja
Translation: Three Dwellings Inari Shrine
Location: 〒101-0021, 2 Chome-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0021
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



Another Inari Side Shrine of Kanda Myouin.

The foxes here seem to be particularly lithe, and their ears almost resemble a fennec's.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #68 on: Today at 08:35 AM »
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Original Name: 稲荷祠
Transcript: Inari Hokora
Translation: Inari Wayside Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0021
Visited on: 3-Apr-2018



The last Inari Side Shrine of Kanda Myouin, and also the last Inari Shrine I should find on 3-Apr-2018.

I found that one after turning  around and leaving one of the other Side Shrines of Kanda Myouin. When I spotted  it sitting just at the side of the parking lot,  I couldn't stop smiling.
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