The Travelling Fox in Japan, A pilgrimage of sorts  (Read 16089 times)

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #105 on: Jul 01 2018, 04:01 PM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 澤蔵司稲荷, within the Fox Glade)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Sawazoushi Inari, within the Fox Glade)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Swamp Storehouse Governor Inari, within the Fox Glade)
Location: 3 Chome-17-12 Koishikawa, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0002
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



The ninth of the twelve vulpine Side Shrines of Sawazoushi Inari, located within the Fox Glade.

By this point, I'm starting to get a foxiness overload due to the high concentration of Fox Shrines in this area.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #106 on: Jul 02 2018, 03:50 PM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 澤蔵司稲荷, within the Fox Glade)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Sawazoushi Inari, within the Fox Glade)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Swamp Storehouse Governor Inari, within the Fox Glade)
Location: 3 Chome-17-12 Koishikawa, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0002
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



The tenth of the twelve vulpine Side Shrines of Sawazoushi Inari, located within the Fox Glade.

Two weathered foxes keep their eternal watch over this Shrine, their faces long since eroded away  by wind and weather. The other foxies standing closer to the Shrine are better preserved, and there's even a little one hiding between the leaves nearby.
« Last Edit: Jul 04 2018, 06:55 AM by Kira Resari »
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #107 on: Jul 04 2018, 06:55 AM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 澤蔵司稲荷, within the Fox Glade)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Sawazoushi Inari, within the Fox Glade)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Swamp Storehouse Governor Inari, within the Fox Glade)
Location: 3 Chome-17-12 Koishikawa, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0002
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



The eleventh of the twelve vulpine Side Shrines of Sawazoushi Inari, located within the Fox Glade.

With two foxes outside and another eight near the roofed Shrine, I'd say this one is quite well protected.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #108 on: Jul 04 2018, 03:34 PM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 澤蔵司稲荷, within the Fox Glade)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Sawazoushi Inari, within the Fox Glade)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Swamp Storehouse Governor Inari, within the Fox Glade)
Location: 3 Chome-17-12 Koishikawa, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0002
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



The last of the twelve vulpine Side Shrines of Sawazoushi Inari, located within the Fox Glade.

This one stands at the end of the path, at the far corner of the Fox Glade. Three and three foxes stand guard outside, and another two rest within.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #109 on: Jul 05 2018, 04:20 PM »
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Original Name: 思の森稲荷大明神
Transcript: Shinomori Inari Daimyoujin
Translation: Forest of Thoughts Inari Great Gracious Goddess
Location: 2 Chome-20-2 Kōraku, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0004
Visited on: 19-Apr-2018



Finally, the last Inari Shrine I should find on 19-Apr-2018. This day has seen so many of them, I feel positively foxified, foxes filling my vision when I close my eyes.

This one is a Side Shrine of Koishikawa Suwa Jinja ("Small Stone River Consulting Offer Shrine" 小石川諏訪神社), and located not far to the west of the Tokyo Dome. Two slender foxes stand watch outside, and  there's a whole skulk of foxes residing within.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #110 on: Jul 06 2018, 08:43 PM »
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Original Name: 被官稲荷社
Transcript: Hikan Inari Jinja
Translation: Lower Government Office Inari Shrine
Location: 〒111-0032 Tōkyō-to, Taitō-ku, Asakusa, 2 Chome−3
Visited on: 20-Apr-2018



This one is a side shrine of Asakusa Jinja (浅草神社 "Shallow Grass Shrine"), located in the district of the same name.

Asakusa Jinja in turn is next to the rather famous Sensou-Ji (浅草寺 "Shallow Grass Temple"), so if you're in the area, make sure to check behind Asakusa Jinja too.

I actually found this one more or less by chance while walking to a nearby furmeet in a bar called Hatch one evening.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #111 on: Jul 07 2018, 05:12 PM »
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Original Name: 高山稲荷神社
Transcript: Takayama Inari Jinja
Translation: High Mountain Inari Shrine
Location: 〒108-0074, 4 Chome-10-23 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 108-0074
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



The first Inari Shrine with foxes that I should find on my epic stray from Mita to Kawasaki on 26-Apr-2018.

This one is located right across from the Shinagawa Station. In a rare turn of events, only a single fox is to be found here, watching over a side altar containing a Jizo.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #112 on: Jul 08 2018, 06:19 PM »
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Original Name: 西松稲荷大明神
Transcript: Nishimatsu Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: West Pine Inari Great Gracious Deity
Location: クレグラン東品川 19, 1 Chome-8-32 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0002
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



This Shrine is a little bit hidden, at the end of a side road within a back road. A total of ten foxes reside here.

As I should soon find out, the people of Shinagawa-Ku (品川区 "Goods River District") appear to adore foxes just as much as the people of Ota-Ku.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #113 on: Jul 09 2018, 06:01 PM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 寄木神社)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Yosengi Jinja)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Parquetry Shrine)
Location: 1 Chome-35 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0002
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of a Shrine that that connects two streets. Kinda. I might just have come in from the wrong side.

The Shrine density in this part of Tokyo is quite high, and this should only be the beginning.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #114 on: Jul 10 2018, 06:52 PM »
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Original Name: 稲荷神社
Transcript: Inari Jinja
Translation: Inari Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-30-1 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0001
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



A tiny Shrine just across from one of the many channels of Shinagawa.

This one is actually part of a trio of tiny Shrines, the other two being a Hachiman Shrine and a Kumano (熊野 "Bear Field") Shrine respectively.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #115 on: Jul 11 2018, 06:43 PM »
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Original Name: 稼穡稲荷神社
Transcript: Kashoku Inari Jinja
Translation: Planting and Harvesting Inari Shrine
Location: 〒140-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shinagawa-ku, Kitashinagawa, 2 Chome−32, 2 丁目 32−17
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



A little Shrine just a short ways up the river from the tiny triple Shrines.

This one has no foxes standing watch outside, but there is a bunch of them lurking within.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #116 on: Jul 12 2018, 05:55 PM »
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Original Name: 御嶽稲荷神社
Transcript: Mitake Inari Jinja
Translation: High Mountain Inari Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-12 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0004
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



This Shrine is closed off for some reason, so I can only get as far as the gate. Fortunately you can see everything clearly from there.

Two beautiful foxes flank the Shrine, one with a cute kit. Another fox off to the sides has definitely seen better times however.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #117 on: Jul 13 2018, 06:30 PM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 長徳寺 )
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Chiyorokuji)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Superior Benevolence Temple)
Location: 2 Chome-8-16 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0004
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



A little Side Shrine of a Buddhist Temple that is one of seven Temples along a pilgrimage route known as Toukai Nananfukujin (東海七福神 “East Coast Seven Gods of Fortune”). I walked onto this route by pure chance, and should eventually visit six of the seven Temples during my stray. Some of them - like this one - sport a little Inari Side Shrine or two.

I like to call this one Kaeri Inari Jinja (顧稲荷神社 "Turn Around Inari Shrine"), although that's not its official name, because it is located at such a place in an alcove next to the Temple's entrance gate that it can only been seen after one has been to the Temple and turned around to leave.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #118 on: Jul 14 2018, 06:23 PM »
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Original Name: 茶ノ木稲荷社
Transcript: Chanoki Inari Jinja
Translation: Tea Plant Inari Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-7-7 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0004
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of an Akiba Shrine in the middle of the Toukai Nananfukujin.

There's a pair of slightly unusual looking foxes with a kit on the outside, and another two little ones are hiding within.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #119 on: Jul 15 2018, 07:07 PM »
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Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 品川寺)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Honsenji)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Goods River Shrine)
Location: 3 Chome-5-17 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0004
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



A Side Shrine of one of the Toukai Nananfukujin. Note how the characters "品川" are read "Honsen" in this case, although the same characters are also used to spell "Shinagawa". Japanese truly is a tricky language.

At first I don't see any foxes here, but then I espy a pair of bounding foxies partially hidden by the offerings within, only their distinctive tails and hindquarters visible.
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