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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #435 on: May 29 2019, 12:22 AM »
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Original Name: 白玉大神
Transcript: Shiratama Ookami
Translation: White Jewel Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 4/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #68 of Inariyama.

This one is pretty much a sibling Shrine of Suekichi Ookami. They share the same design, and even the fox guardians are of the same make. The most striking difference is that this one does not have any small red Torii standing in front of it. I should yet find out the deeper meaning of this, but not until Shougatsu (正月 "Correct Month" = "New Year").
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #436 on: May 30 2019, 12:34 AM »
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Original Name: 三吉大神, 龍吉大神, 吉川大神, 青木大神++
Transcript: Mikichi Ookami, Ryuukichi Ookami, Kichikawa Ookami, Aoki Ookami++
Translation: Three Fortunes Great Goddess, Lucky Dragon Great Goddess, Lucky River Great Goddess, Blue Tree Great Goddess (and then some more)
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 5/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #69 of Inariyama.

There's a proper line of Fox Shrines here along the path, and this one it the next of them. It does seem to be a pretty lucky Shrine with a pair of old foxes standing guard.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #437 on: Jun 01 2019, 02:09 AM »
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Original Name: 白龍大神, 吁声大神, ?廣大神
Transcript: Hakuryuu Ookami, Kusei Ookami, ?hiro Ookami
Translation: White Dragon Great Goddess, Oh Voice Great Goddess, Vast ? Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 6/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #70 of Inariyama.

Regrettably, I didn't quite catch the first Kanji of one of the names on my photos. By now my camera is singing the critical battery siren blues, and I try to get the most of what I still have left by shooting my pictures as quickly as possible. The fact that it is around noon by now and the sun is in my face when photographing south doesn't make it any better either.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #438 on: Jun 01 2019, 12:18 PM »
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Original Name: 未光大神, 白王大神+
Transcript: Mika Ookami, Shiraou Ookami+
Translation: Not Yet Light Great Goddess, White King Great Goddess (and one more)
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 7/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #71 of Inariyama.

A pair of old, mossy fox guardians watches over this Shrine as well. And once again the sun is too bright for me to make out all the Shrine's names.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #439 on: Jun 02 2019, 12:55 AM »
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Original Name: 八大龍王
Transcript: Hatsuta Ryuuou
Translation: Eight Great Dragon Kings
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 8/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #72 of Inariyama.

Another dragon Shrine guarded by foxes.

By the way, do you see the Kanji engraved beneath the Shrine and the fox statues? I reckon those are the names of the people who donated the Shrine and the Statues respectively. There are more on some Shrines than on others.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #440 on: Jun 02 2019, 11:54 PM »
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Original Name: 大川内大神
Transcript: Ookawachi Ookami
Translation: Great River Inside Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 9/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #73 of Inariyama.

A vulpine Shrine near the eastern end of Aoki Ookami, facing west. And yet there should be plenty more to come.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #441 on: Jun 04 2019, 12:54 AM »
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Original Name: 白龍大神
Transcript: Hakuryuu Ookami
Translation: White Dragon Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 10/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #74 of Inariyama.

Yet another White Dragon Shrine attended by Stone Foxes. They sure seem to be popular.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #442 on: Jun 05 2019, 12:26 AM »
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Original Name: 金正大神, 白友大神, 大国主大神
Transcript: Kinshou Ookami, Shirotomo Ookami, Ookuninushi Ookami
Translation: Correct Gold Great Goddess, White Friend Great Goddess, Great Land Lord Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 11/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #75 of Inariyama.

By now, I have reached the eastern outskirts of Aoki Ookami, and even here the Travelling Fox is not welcome, oh well. Gotta keep on shooting my memories from without then.

This fancy new Shrine is interesting, by the way, since it introduces a new Shinto Deity to me: Ookuninushi , the Great Land Lord. A god of nation-building, farming, business and medicine, he originates from the Izumo province of Japan, which I actually visited a few months ago on my Odysseys west of Daisen (see Shrines #210-234). Today the Izumo province makes up the western part of the Shimane prefecture around the two lakes Shinji and Nakaumi.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #443 on: Jun 06 2019, 12:12 AM »
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Original Name: 白玉稲荷?+++
Transcript: Shiratama Inari?+++
Translation: White Jewel Inari? (and many, many more)
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 12/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #76 of Inariyama.

Right next to the Torii of no entry stands this age-old Shrine with Ookami stones so withered away by time that I have trouble making out even just one of the many names that are written on them. I can occasionally make out a kanji here an there, but the hard part is finding a name of which you can still recognize all Kanji, or at the very least enough to make an educated guess.

Incidentally, this is also the first Shrine in a while that has "Inari" in one of its names... at least if my guess is correct. But by now, I reckon I'd recognize that Kanji anywhere. It feels like home.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #444 on: Jun 07 2019, 12:15 PM »
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Original Name: 岩王大神+++
Transcript: Iwaou Ookami+++
Translation: Boulder King Great Goddess (and several more)
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 13/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #77 of Inariyama.

A cute little cornerstone Shrine, the names of the dieties worshipped here withered away to nothing. I can only just barely make out one of them, and even there I might be mistaken about the "岩" Kanji.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #445 on: Jun 08 2019, 12:52 AM »
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Original Name: 高光大神, 末吉大神, 末廣大神, 青白大神?, 玉光大神?
Transcript: Takamitsu Ookami, Suekichi Ookami, Suehiro Ookami, Aoshiro Ookami?, Tamamitsu Ookami?
Translation: High Light Great Goddess, Good Luck to Come Great Goddess, Spacious Tip Great Goddess, BLue White Great Goddess?, Jewel Light Great Goddess?
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 14/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #78 of Inariyama.

By now, we are in the final row of fox Shrines of Aoki Ookami, where one just follows the next. This time around, the Kanji are not quite as withered away, but I still have to make an educated guess about two of its five names.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #446 on: Jun 09 2019, 12:19 AM »
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Original Name: 床食大神
Transcript: Shoushoku Ookami
Translation: Bed Food Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Side Shrine 15/16 of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #79 of Inariyama.

A Shrine with a very interesting name, or maybe I just got the first Kanji wrong. That one is quite withered after all.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #447 on: Jun 10 2019, 12:51 AM »
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Original Name: 床食大神
Transcript: Shoushoku Ookami
Translation: Bed Food Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0812 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Bōyamachō, 48
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



The Final Vulpine Side Shrine of Aoki Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #80 of Inariyama.

This one is notable in two ways, firstly for the unusually ornate stone plaque on its Torii (especially considering it's such a small Side Shrine), and secondly for the unusual Shimenawa adorning the Ookami rock, which is not outfitted with paper streamers but rather rope streamers.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #448 on: Jun 11 2019, 12:17 AM »
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Original Name: 天之天心大神, 夜照大神, 玉藻大神, 八っ代 大神, 金森大神++
Transcript: Ameno Tenshin Ookami, Yorute Ookami, Tamamo Ookami, Yatsuhiro Ookami, Kanamori Ookami++
Translation: Divine Will of the Heavens Great Goddess, Illuminated Night Great Goddess, Sea Weed Great Goddess, Eight Fares Great Goddess, Golden Forest Great Goddess (and two more)
Location: Fukakusa Soboyamacho, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto, Präfektur Kyōto 612-0819 (34.963636, 135.786699 )
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine #81 of Inariyama.

The rare solitary vulpine Shrine on the flanks of Inariyama, and incidentally the southernmost fox Shrine I should visit in Kyoto. I'm sure there are many, many more, however.

This one is at the end of a dead end, a field path that I walk out of sheer vulpine curiosity since it didn't even lead the way I was going. But I had an inkling, and so I checked, and so I found this Shrine, which might be dedicated to Amenominakanushi​ (天之御中主神), the primordial goddess of the sky, and one of the three Kami of creation.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #449 on: Jun 11 2019, 11:52 PM »
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Original Name: 五郎大神, 八留大神(?), 八光大神(?), 光姫大神(?)+
Transcript: Itsuo Ookami, Yatome Ookami(?), Hachikou Ookami(?), Mituski Ookami(?)+
Translation: Five Sons Great Goddess, Eight Stops Great Goddess(?), Eight Lights Great Goddess(?), Light Princess Great Goddess(?) (and one more)
Location: 1 Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0813 (34.964300, 135.787087)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 1/5 of Nanamentaki, and Vulpine Shrine #82 of Inariyama.

Just a bit further, there is a little vale that is home to a Shrine named Nanamentaki (七面瀧 "Seven Face Waterfall"). Naturally, this place is home to a number of fox Shrines as well. At the very first one, the foxes are already badly battered, with one being cleanly broken in two.

This time-worn Shrine in particular is interesting, with all of the subordinate names written in soem strange script that I can only guess at. The first characters are clear, and the last character at least looks like a "神", but I'm not sure if the second-to-last character is really supposed to be a "大", or if it is something else entirely.
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