The Travelling Fox in Japan, A pilgrimage of sorts  (Read 19803 times)

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #75 on: Jun 01 2018, 05:39 PM »
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Original Name: 七福稲荷神社
Transcript: Shichifuku Inari  Jinja
Translation: Seven Fortunes Inari Shrine
Location: 1 Chome-4-3 Kuramae, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0051
Visited on: 7-Apr-2018



Another Side Shrine of Dairoku Tensakaki Jinja (第六天榊神社 "Sixth Heaven Evergreen Shrine"), and the last of the three Shrines with foxes I should find on 7-Apr-2018.

This one features two caged foxes, which means that they are in good condition,but makes them harder to see. I wonder, is that a good tradeoff? Probably not...
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #76 on: Jun 03 2018, 03:35 AM »
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Original Name: 笹塚稲荷神社
Transcript: Sasazuka Inari Jinja
Translation: Bamboo Grass Mound Inari Shrine
Location: 3 Chome-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 113-0034
Visited on: 10-Apr-2018



One of the two Inari Shrines I should find on 10-Apr-2018.

This one is a Side Shrine of Yushima Tenmangu (湯島天満宮 "Hot Spring Island Imperial Satisfaction Shrine"), an ancient shrine devoted to learning established in AD458. The cute little fox fresco above the Shrine is just one in a long row of animal frescos spanning the row of the arcades.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #77 on: Jun 04 2018, 04:15 AM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 城院心)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Jouinshin)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Castle Temple Heart)
Location: 3 Chome-32-4 Yushima, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 113-0034
Visited on: 10-Apr-2018



The other of the two Inari Shrines I should find on 10-Apr-2018.

This one is a Side Shrine of a temple  next to Yuushima Tenmangu. Next to it there is a tranquil pond with turtles and fish,  and I end up losing myself in the tranquillity for quite some time.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #78 on: Jun 05 2018, 04:32 AM »
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Original Name: 和合稲荷
Transcript: Wagou Inari
Translation: Harmonious Inari
Location: 2 Chome-4-25 Hirano, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0023
Visited on: 12-Apr-2018



The first Shrine with foxes I should find during my stray from Koto-ku to Taitou-ku through Sumida-ku on 12-Apr-2018.

This one is still in Koto-Ku, and is actually a side-shrine of Joshinji (淨心寺 "Pure Heart Temple", one of many Buddhist temples in this area).
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #79 on: Jun 06 2018, 06:01 AM »
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Original Name: 深川稲荷神社
Transcript: Fukagawa Inari Jinja
Translation: Deep River Inari Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-12-12 Kiyosumi, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0024
Visited on: 12-Apr-2018



This one is literally a little street corner Shrine.

Ironically, the closest river, a channel to the north, is not the Fukagawa as this Shrine's name might suggest, but the Konakigawa (小名木川 "Small Precious Tree River").
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #80 on: Jun 07 2018, 04:51 AM »
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Original Name: 和合稲荷神社
Transcript: Wago Inari Jinja
Translation: Harmonious Inari Shrine
Location: 1 Chome-3-17 Morishita, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0004
Visited on: 12-Apr-2018



A little Side Shrine of Fukagawajin Myogu (深川神明宮 "Deep River God Radiant Shrine"). A total of six little foxies flank this one.

This one is actually right next to a kindergarten, so there's a buzz of  vibrant activity around.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #81 on: Jun 08 2018, 04:47 AM »
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Original Name: 八名川稲荷神社
Transcript: Yanagawa Inari Jinja
Translation: Eight Famous Rivers Inari Shrine
Location: 3 Chome-1-4 Shinōhashi, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0007
Visited on: 12-Apr-2018



A Shrine flanked by two caged foxes. Although it is next to a park, you actually have to leave the park and circle around the block to enter it.

And please don't ask me where the other six rivers are supposed to be.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #82 on: Jun 09 2018, 04:23 AM »
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Original Name: 杉多稲荷神社
Transcript: Santa Inari Jinja
Translation: Many Cedars Inari Shrine
Location: 1 Chome-8-2 Chitose, Sumida-ku, Tōkyō-to 130-0025
Visited on: 12-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of Ejimasugiyama Jinja (江島杉山神社 "Inlet Bay Cedar Mountain Shrine"), and the first Inari Shrine I should find in Sumida-Ku.

Looks like the two foxes watching over this one have been given some tasty snacks. Bon appetit!
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #83 on: Jun 09 2018, 06:25 PM »
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Original Name: 此葉大明神
Transcript: Shiyou Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: This Leaf Inari Great Gracious Goddess
Location: 1 Chome-29-11 Asakusabashi, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0053
Visited on: 12-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of Ginnanokayahata Jinja (銀杏岡八幡神社 "Ginko Hill Hachiman Shrine"), and the last Inari  Shrine I should find on 12-Apr-2018.

This one actually has a few foxies cleverly hiding inside if you  look really closely.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #84 on: Jun 11 2018, 05:06 AM »
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Original Name: 草分稲荷神社
Transcript: Kusawake Inari Jinja
Translation: Pioneer Inari Shrine
Location: 1 Chome-29-11 Asakusabashi, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0053
Visited on: 14-Apr-2018



The only Inari Shrine I should find on 14-Apr-2018, and the conclusive proof that I obviously can't walk  along a single new road in this part of the Radiant Metropolis without running into an Inari  Shrine.

This one is located in a park right next to the railway viaduct of the Chuo Line, which runs straight through the heart of the city about three stories above ground level.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #85 on: Jun 11 2018, 05:09 PM »
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Original Name: 矢場稲荷神社
Transcript: Yaba Inari Jinja
Translation: Archery Range Inari Shrine
Location: 〒110-0016, 3 Chome-43-2 Taitō, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0016
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



The first Inari Shrine I should find on the great northern circuit on 19-Apr-2018. I should come to call this one the Trollface Inari Shrine for being just out of reach, and while there is a ladder leaning against the tree which could be used to access it, I'm not really sure if it would be okay to actually use it.

Interesting fact: 矢場 means both "Archery Range" and "Brothel disguised as an Archery Range", so that makes you wonder what kind of place this really was.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #86 on: Jun 12 2018, 06:01 PM »
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Original Name: 隆栄稲荷神社
Transcript: Ryuei Inari Jinja
Translation: Noble Splendor Inari Shrine
Location: 〒110-0015, 3 Chome-31-3 Higashiueno, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0015
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of Shitaya Jinja (下谷神社 "Lower Valley Shrine"), located conveniently at the Inaricho-Eki (稲荷町駅 "Inari Town Station") of the Ginza Line. Quite a fitting name I must say.

This one should be another of those Shrines where I had to put down "Many" for the number of foxes around. Between the skulks of little foxes flanking the altar on both sides, and the scores hanging out on the little mound across from the main Shrine, there was no way I could count them all.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #87 on: Jun 13 2018, 05:15 PM »
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Original Name: 花園稲荷神社
Transcript: Hanazono Inari Jinja
Translation: Flower Garden Inari Shrine
Location: 4-59 Uenokōen, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0007
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



A Shrine inside Ueno Park, an oasis of green in the Radiant Metropolis.

Once again, there are more foxes inside than one can count, neatly arranged on shelves to the sides of the divine mirror.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #88 on: Jun 14 2018, 04:36 PM »
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Original Name: 穴稲荷社
Transcript: Ana Inari Yashiro
Translation: Cave Inari Shrine
Location: 〒110-0007 Tōkyō-to, Taitō-ku, Uenokōen, 4, 4
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of Hanazono Inari Jinja. Unfortunately, photos are forbidden in the cave, even if you hold your cellphone vertically and at a slight angle.

Thankfully, the "cave" (which was more of an overhang closed off by a wall) was not all that impressive, and only two more little foxies were hiding inside.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #89 on: Jun 15 2018, 06:35 PM »
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Original Name: 隼人稲荷神社
Transcript: Hayato Inari Jinja
Translation: Falcon-Man Inari Shrine
Location: 〒116-0014, 5 Chome-41 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 116-0014
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of Zenseiji (善性寺 "Innate Goodness of Man Temple"), and the first Inari-Shrine I should find in Arakawa-ku (荒川区 "Wild River Ward).

At first, I see only the three little foxies outside, but a coy glance through the offertory hole  reveals another six hiding inside for a total of nine. A good number for foxes. =^,^=
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