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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #360 on: Mar 14 2019, 07:13 AM »
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Original Name: 甚九郎稲荷
Transcript: Jinkyuuryuu Inari
Translation: Tremendous Nine Sons Inari
Location: 〒700-0814 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinchō, 9−39
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



An Inari Shrine in the middle of a block of houses. We should actually be able to see it for a while before actually finding a way to get there.

A total of three fox statues of unique design watch over this Shrine, along with a pair of Komainu in front of the outer gates.

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #361 on: Mar 15 2019, 05:48 AM »
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Location: 〒700-0818 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinchō, 9−39 上之町會舘
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



An little domestic Inari Shrine found inside the stairwell of a house next to the approach to Jinkyuuryuu Inari. In place of fox statues, only a pair of vulpine lanterns decorate this Shrine.

Also, I should not find this Shrine at all. Instead, it is my companion's curiosity who urges here to peek into the nearby house, and point out the tiny Shrine within to me. My thanks go to her. =^,^=
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #362 on: Mar 16 2019, 04:42 AM »
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Original Name: 伏見稲荷
Transcript: Fushimi Inari
Translation: Prostrated Hopes Inari
Location: 〒700-0818 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinchō, 9−39 上之町會舘
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



A Side Shrine of the city Shrine Okayama Jinja (岡山神社 "Hill Mountain Shrine"), located by the side of Asahikawa (旭川 "Morning Light River"), not to be confused with the city and river of the exact same name (for once) in Hokkaido.

A pair of custom-carved fox guardians stands watch over this one.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #363 on: Mar 17 2019, 03:36 AM »
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Original Name: 清光稲荷, 日吉神社
Transcript: Seikou Inari, Hiyoshi Jinja
Translation: Pure Light Inari, Sun Luck Shrine
Location: 〒700-0818 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinchō, 9−39 上之町會舘
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



Another vulpine Side Shrine of the Okayama Jinja.

Another pair of foxes to watch over it. One out in the open, the other hidden in an orange tree. At least she has yummy fruits to eat.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #364 on: Mar 18 2019, 12:46 PM »
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Original Name: 白龍稲荷大明神
Transcript: Hakuryuu Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: White Dragon Inari Great Gracious Deity
Location: 〒700-0823 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−11, 1丁目-11 丸の内 (34.662896, 133.931915)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



A tiny little vulpine Shrine literally in the middle of the road, or at the very least between the road and two parking lots.

It doesn't get much smaller than this, and yet a number of more or less complete foxie make their home in here.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #365 on: Mar 19 2019, 03:31 AM »
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Original Name: 稲荷社, 道通社
Transcript: Inarisha, Doutsuusha
Translation: Inari Shrine, Road Traffic Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-3-40 Omotechō, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken 700-0822 (34.661000, 133.930343)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



A little roadside Inari Shrine right at one of the major roads of Okayama.

A pair of fox statues and fox lanterns each stand watch over it.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #366 on: Mar 20 2019, 01:30 AM »
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Original Name: 森崎稲荷
Transcript: Morisaki Inari
Translation: Forest Cape Inari
Location: 3 Kyōbashichō, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-0831, Japan (34.659050, 133.932693)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



An Inari Shrine right on the promenade of Asahikawa, decorated with some seasonal flowers.

A pair of little foxies watch over this one. A Jizou might once have flanked this Shrine in the little red shack to the left, but right now its empty.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #367 on: Mar 21 2019, 12:42 PM »
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Original Name: 橋姫稲荷大明神
Transcript: Hashihime Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: Bridge Princess Inari Great Gracious Deity
Location: 8 Kyōbashichō, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-0831, Japan (34.657922, 133.932297)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



The final Inari Shrine that my friend and I should find straying through Okayama. This one not  only features a pair of fox lanterns, but an entire stairwell full of vulpine guardians.

Also, there is a story behind this Shrine. Hashihime was a maiden who waited for her lover to meet her at a bridge at night. She waited, and waited, and waited, but her  lover did not come. Eventually, she turned into an Oni fuelled by hatred and jealousy.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #368 on: Mar 22 2019, 02:31 AM »
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Original Name: 五社成就宮
Transcript: Gosha Jojujkyu
Translation: Five Shrines Fulfilment Hall
Location: 〒605-0981 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Honmachi 15-chōme, 五社大明神
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



And now...

...after elven months in Japan...

...eleven months already filled with plenty of foxes and vulpinity...

...now, it is time for the grand finale.

I have arrived in Kyoto, and am presently en-route to Fushimi Inari Taisha, the grand Shrine of Inari worship in Japan, where it all began. Befittingly, I am doing so right on Xmas day.

Inariyama, on which Fushimi Inari Taisha is located, can already be seen to the southeast. Meanwhile, I find this vulpine Shrine as a Side Shrine of Toufukuji (東福寺 "East Lucky Temple"), one of the great Temples of Kyoto, with a pair of foxes watching over it.

It  should only be the slightest hint for the incredulous amounts of vulpinity that is yet to come.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #369 on: Mar 23 2019, 02:19 AM »
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Original Name: 伏見稲荷大社
Transcript: Fushimi Inari Taisha
Translation: Prostrated Hopes Inari Grand Shrine
Location: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0882
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



At long last, I have finally arrived at the  goal of my pilgrimage: The grand Shrine of Inari worship in Japan. Even the nearby train stations are built in the style of Shrine architecture.  This is the one and only CRYSTAL Rank Shrine in all of Japan, and the reason why should soon become apparent.



Great fox guardians flank the path left and right, but they should only be a small taste of the vulpinity that  is yet to come. Notable, many of them are dark foxes.



The true cradle of vulpinity should be found on Inariyama,  the holy mountain of Inari that is located behind Fushimi Inari Taisha, and part of the extensive sacred Shrine grounds. Among others, the famous endless tunnel of Torii - boh big and small - is to be found here.



Vulpine Shrines beyond count should follow from here on out, so make yourselves comfortable, because we are going to be staying in the area of Fushimi Inari Taisha for a long, long time (even though it should only be one day in real time).
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #370 on: Mar 24 2019, 01:56 AM »
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Original Name: 玉山稲荷社
Transcript: Tamayama Inarisha
Translation: Jewel Mountain Inari Shrine
Location: 〒612-0882 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, 京都市 伏見区深草藪之内町68 (34.967445, 135.773809 )
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



The first of the four vulpine Side Shrines in the immediate vicinity of Fushimi Inari Taisha, featuring a pair of white guardian foxes inside.

There is also a large number of non-vulpine Side Shrines immediately around the Grand Shrine, while the vulpine overflow Shrines should be located further inside on the slopes of Inariyama.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #371 on: Mar 25 2019, 01:45 AM »
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Original Name: 伏見稲荷大社奥宮
Transcript: Fushimi Inari Taisha Okunomiya
Translation: Prostrated Hopes Inari Grand Shrine Innermost Hall
Location: 〒612-0882 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, 伏見区深草藪之内町68 (34.967276, 135.774013 )
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



The second of the four vulpine Side Shrines in the immediate vicinity of Fushimi Inari Taisha, with a pair of foxes standing watch in their own guardhouses, and another pair parially hidden away behind drapes inside.

Despite the name, there should still be a generous number of Shrines further inside.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #372 on: Mar 26 2019, 07:01 AM »
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Original Name: 白狐社
Transcript: Byakkosha
Translation: White Fox Shrine
Location: 〒612-0882 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, 伏見区深草藪之内町68 (34.967276, 135.774013 )
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



The third of the four vulpine Side Shrines in the immediate vicinity of Fushimi Inari Taisha, located directly to the left of Fushimi Inari Taisha Okunomiya.

True to its name, two white foxes reside within.

Incidentally, I should not come across the fourth vulpine Side Shrines in the immediate vicinity of Fushimi Inari Taisha until much later on my tour of epic vulpinity, after traversing the entirety of Inariyama and visiting its many, many fox Shrines.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #373 on: Mar 27 2019, 01:33 AM »
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Original Name: 伏見稲荷大社 奥社奉拝所
Transcript: Fushimi Inari Taisha Okusha Houhaisho
Translation: Prostrated Hopes Inari  Grand Shrine Innnermost Shrine Worship Place
Location: 〒612-0804 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Inariyamakanyūchi, 伏見稲荷奥社 (34.966526, 135.775506 )
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



The first vulpine Shrine along the several-kilometre-long row of endless Torii, known as the Senbontorii (千本鳥居 "Thousand Main Torii" (although it is really more like tens of thousands)), which stretches all the way to the top of Inariyama and loops back around to meet itself at a place called Yotsuji (四つ辻 "Crossroads").

A pair of foxes watches over this one. Also, there are vulpine charms on sale here for a very reasonable price, so I choose to buy a cute little vulpine Ryokou Anzen Mamori (旅行安全守り "Travel Safety Charm") to keep me safe on my travels.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #374 on: Mar 28 2019, 01:23 AM »
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Original Name: 未広大神
Transcript: Mikou Ookami
Translation: Not Yet Spacious Great Goddess
Location: 43−9 Fukakusa Sekihoji Yamacho, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0883 (34.966915, 135.775342)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



A tiny little collection of Unenshrined Kami with Foxes in attendance, located right next to Neagarimatsu (根上り松 "Ascending Root Pine") along the Endless Torii Corridor.

The Foxes here vary in style and condition. A pair of pristine white foxes sports cute red bows, while another bunch playing on a nearby rock is already badly weathered.
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