The Travelling Fox in Japan, A pilgrimage of sorts  (Read 12445 times)

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #135 on: Aug 01 2018, 03:44 AM »
Bonus Shrine: Snake #1



Original Name: 蛇白大明神
Transcript: Hebijiro Oomyojin
Translation: White Snake Great Gracious Deity
Location: 3 Chome-27-8 Ōmoriminami, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 143-0013
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



Another Side Shrine of Uramori Inari Jinja, and since we already had foxes on the other side, why not go with snakes here?

Snake Shrines are not as common as Fox Shrines, but they have in common that their guardians are always pure white. Most Snake  Shrines are underground or in caves too, and the ones that are not - such as this one - are at the very least designed with a cave theme in mind.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #136 on: Aug 01 2018, 11:42 PM »
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Original Name: 村守稲荷神社
Transcript: Muramori Inari Jinja
Translation: Village Guard Inari Shrine
Location: 4 Chome-3 Higashikōjiya, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0033
Visited on: 26-Apr-2018



And finally, the last new Inari Shrine I should visit on my stray on 26-Apr-2018.

This one is located almost directly in the middle of #132 Uramori Inari Jinja and #48 Anamori Inari Jinja, where my stray should end. I guess the people of Ota-Ku have something about foxes being their protectors, seeing as they now effectively guard a cave, a bay, and a village.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #137 on: Aug 02 2018, 06:48 PM »
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Original Name: 稲荷大明神
Transcript: Inari Daimyouin
Translation: Inari Great Gracious Deity
Location: 4 Chome-3-1 Hongō, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 113-0033
Visited on: 29-Apr-2018



The first of two Inari Shrine I should find on 29-Aug-2018. I came across this one completely by chance while straying through the city with Tatsuro the Dragon, thus further proving the point that I apparently can't go anywhere without running into an Inari Shrine here. =^,^=

This one is a Side Shrine of Sakuragi Shrine (桜木神社 "Cherry Tree Shrine"), and as fate would have it, its standing right behind one of the eponymous cherry trees. Maybe not the best spot for a Shrine, but definitely something new. =^,^=
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #138 on: Aug 03 2018, 11:13 PM »
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Original Name: 妻恋稲荷
Transcript: Tsumakoi Inari
Translation: Yearned-For Wife Inari
Location: 3 Chome-2-6 Yushima, Bunkyō, Tokyo 113-0034
Visited on: 29-Apr-2018



The other of the two Inari Shrine I should find on 29-Aug-2018. I found this on my way back to Akihabara from the Tokyo Dome.

This one is a Side Shrine of Tsumakoi Jinja (妻恋神社  "Yearned-For Wife Shrine"), which is hidden in a back road just a short distance from the more famous Kanda Myoujin (), so if you are going after Inari Shrines #64-66, you might as well check out this one as well.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #139 on: Aug 05 2018, 06:51 AM »
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Original Name: 地護稲荷神社
Transcript: Jimamoru Inaka Jinja
Translation: Earth Protector Inaka Shrine
Location: 〒110-0015 Tōkyō-to, Taitō-ku, Higashiueno, 3 Chome−5−3 〒110-0015
Visited on: 30-Apr-2018



One of the last three Inari Shrines I should find in April. It turned out to be a Shrine-rich month.

This one is located in a back road right next to Shitaya Jinja (下谷神社 "Lower Valley Shrine") near Inaricho-Eki (稲荷町駅 "Inari Town Station"), which means I must unknowingly have walked within less than 10 metres of it while visiting #84 Ryueiinari Jinja (隆栄稲荷神社 "Noble Splendor Inari Shrine") eleven days ago.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #140 on: Aug 05 2018, 10:37 PM »
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Original Name: 鷺之森稲荷神社
Transcript: Saginomori Inari Jinja
Translation: Forest of Herons Inari Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-31 Ōmorihigashi, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 143-0012
Visited on: 30-Apr-2018



I should find this Shrine on the way back from Kemoket, a Japanese Furry Sales event of sorts.

Although the event was sort of not what I had hoped for, this little Shrine I found completely by chance on my way back partly makes up for it. Two foxes sit outside in cages, and another four are hiding within to either side of the altar.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #141 on: Aug 07 2018, 04:38 AM »
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Original Name: 稲荷社
Transcript: Inari Yashiro
Translation: Inari Small-Shrine
Location: 〒110-0016 Tōkyō-to, Taitō-ku, Taitō, 1 Chome−10, 1丁目-10
Visited on: 30-Apr-2018



After a long, Shrine-rich month, this should finally be the last Inari Shrine I would find in April.

This one is actually quite close to my home in Taito. I must have walked past it so many times without knowing it was there. I only found it when, on returning from the Kemoket, I spontaneously decided to walk one little back street that I had not walked before. And let me tell you: There really is no other way to find that specific Shrine than to walk just the right road. You can't see it from either side of the alley, and no flags announce its presence. In fact, I only realized it was there once I walked right past it.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #142 on: Aug 08 2018, 07:19 AM »
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Original Name: 梅森稲荷神社
Transcript: Umemori Inari Jinja
Translation: Plum Forest Inari Shrine
Location: 1 Chome-6-12 Misuji, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0055
Visited on: 4-May-2018



The first vulpine Shrine I should find in May.

I came across this one totally by chance while moving from my old place in Taitou-Ku to a hostel in Sumida-Ku. Carrying two heavy backpacks, I must have been quite a sight praying at that Shrine.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #143 on: Aug 09 2018, 06:36 AM »
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Original Name: ?
Transcript: ?
Translation: ?
Location: 〒130-0001 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Azumabashi, 1 Chome−3−5
Visited on: 4-May-2018



A tiny little Shrine - not even bearing a name - close to the hostel I stayed in in Sumida-Ku, and the first Inari Shrine I should find in that particular part of Tokyo.

This one seems to be a private Shrine that is behind a fence, which means I can't even put an offering in the offertory box. Oh well. Their loss.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #144 on: Aug 09 2018, 04:33 PM »
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Original Name: 最勝稲荷
Transcript: Saishou Inari
Translation: Utmost Victory Inari
Location: 〒130-0005 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Higashikomagata, 2 Chome−11
Visited on: 4-May-2018



The last fox Shrine I should find on 4-May-2018, located in a little back road next to my hostel. Finding one's way there can be a bit tricky.

A fox pair with a kit stand watch outside, and another two foxies reside within.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #145 on: Aug 10 2018, 04:28 PM »
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Original Name: 出世稲荷神社
Transcript: Shusse Inari Jinja
Translation: Success-In-Life Inari Shrine
Location: 3 Chome-5 Kitaōtsuka, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 170-0004
Visited on: 6-May-2018



Finally, after 3 months in Tokyo, this should be the last Inari Shrine I should find in the Radiant Metropolis before moving on.

I find it together with Robert, my best friend, who has come to join me in Japan for a 3-weeks tour up to Hokkaido. Naturally, we should find many more fox Shrines in various places along the way.

This one, for now, is located in a quiet residential district of Tokyo, totally different from the bustling parts of the city I've been in so far.

It's also quite close to Tokyo's one and only tram line (the white dots on the map) if you want to try  it out.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #146 on: Aug 12 2018, 05:31 AM »
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Original Name: 正一位稲荷神社
Transcript: Shouichii Inari Jinja
Translation: Highest Ranking Inari Shrine
Location: 1 Chome Inarimachi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1411
Visited on: 8-May-2018



The first fox Shrine I should find outside of Tokyo. This one is located in Nikko, the valley of Shrines.

Located in the middle of the city, this one is quite easy to reach. A fox pair with a kit watches over it.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #147 on: Aug 12 2018, 06:39 PM »
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Original Name: ?
Transcript: ?
Translation: ?
Location: 2335 Sannai, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-1431
Visited on: 9-May-2018



A tiny nameless Inari Shrine located in the primary Shrine district of Nikko.

This one is located near the Nikko Tokanso Hotel.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #148 on: Aug 13 2018, 06:46 PM »
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Original Name: 瀧尾稲荷神社
Transcript: Takinoo Inari Jinja
Translation: Waterfall End Inari Shrine
Location: 2310-1 Sannai, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-1431
Visited on: 9-May-2018



The northeasternmost Inari Shrine I should visit in Nikko.

This one is a Side Shrine of Takinoo Jinja, which - as its name suggests - is located at the lower end of a nice little waterfall. There is also the Sake no Izumi (酒の泉 "Spring of Sake") nearby, the waters of which are said to taste like Sake.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #149 on: Aug 14 2018, 06:35 PM »
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Original Name: 正一位子稲荷大明神
Transcript: Shouichiiko Inari Daimyouin
Translation: Highest Ranking Child Inari Great Gracious Goddess
Location: 4 Yasukawachō, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-1432
Visited on: 9-May-2018



A tiny little Fox Shrine I should randomly find by the side of the road while straying into Yasukawachou (安川町 "Peaceful River Town").

Two foxes stand watch outside, and another four tiny ones are hiding within.

If you are around here, you might also want to check out he Kanamangafuchi (憾満ヶ淵 "Full of Regrets Abyss"), an impressive ravine that is only a 15 minutes walk away.
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