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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #510 on: Aug 15 2019, 01:26 AM »
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Original Name: 足利稲荷大明神
Transcript: Asahikaga Inari Daimyoujin
Translation: Sufficient Benefits Inari Great Gracious Goddess
Location: 12-3 Fukakusa Kaidoguchichō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0805 (34.969456, 135.776300)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Infinity #28 of Inariyama.

Located at the back of above Shrine, there is a Kitsunemugen that I am going to mention separately, because it's kind of hidden, and not easy to find unless you know it's there. Just follow the path around of the building, and you'll arrive at another infinity of vulpinity.

This is once again a stock photo, but it should be the last one. For the remaining Shrines that I visited on my first visit of Inariyama I have either cellphone pictures or pictures from a later visit. Also, we're now gradually approaching the end of what I found on my first time up that mountain.

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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #511 on: Aug 16 2019, 02:03 AM »
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Original Name: 末廣大神
Transcript: Suehiro Ookami
Translation: Spacious Tip Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0805 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Kaidoguchichō, 末廣大神 (34.969154, 135.776213)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Infinity #29 of Inariyama.

Still in the vicinity of the last two vulpine Shrines, there is this one which is guarded by a quintet of frogs (yet many foxes still reside within). Interestingly the custom of bequeathing the foxes with red bibs is also extended to the frogs at this Shrine.

It is not the first frog Shrine I come about, but definitely the most prominent.  Frog shrines are popular for wishes and prayers for having people return, because the word for Frog is homophonic to the word for Return: Kaeru.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #512 on: Aug 17 2019, 12:38 AM »
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Original Name: 正吉大神
Transcript: Shouyoshi Ookami
Translation: Righteous Luck Great Deity
Location: Fukakusa Kaidoguchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0805 (34.969262, 135.774961)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Infinity #30 of Inariyama.

A gauntlet of Shrines while coming down (or going up)  Inariyama flanks the road right and left as I return to the more civilized area of Kyoto, many of which do feature foxes.

This should be the last Kitsunemugen for today, but not the last fox Shrine, and certainly not the last Kitsunemugen I would come across during my time in Kyoto. After all, this was only my first of three trips up the holy mountain.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #513 on: Aug 18 2019, 01:45 AM »
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Original Name: 八霊社
Transcript: Hachireisha
Translation: Eight Souls Shrine
Location: 〒612-0805 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Kaidoguchichō, 5-3 伏見稲荷本教間力教会
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



After a lot of Vulpine Infinities, this is the first "solo" fox  Shrine again. Mostly it is a Shrine dedicated to the eastern Zodiac, with the Dog of the waning year still and the Boar of the coming year already in attendance, but since this is Kyoto, there are naturally still a good number of foxes around.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #514 on: Aug 19 2019, 01:16 AM »
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Original Name: 産場稲荷
Transcript: Sanjou Inari
Translation: Childbirth Place Inari
Location: 45-7 Fukakusa Kaidochō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0806 (34.968493, 135.773783)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Finally, the last vulpine Shrine I should find on this longest and most foxy day (and later revisit at night to take pictures of). Altogether, I have visited 147 fox shrines and vulpine infinities on this day alone, which is almost a quarter of my grand total in all of Japan. Were I to count the individual fox Shrines of the Kitsunemugen individually, I'm sure it would be more then half, if not more than two thirds.

Either way, I can now say without a doubt that this is clearly the most massive vulpine Shrine area in all of Japan... and I'm not even finished yet. I would yet ascend Inariyama for two more times and find more fox shrines yet, but that is a story for another day.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #515 on: Aug 20 2019, 03:30 AM »
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Original Name: 髙倉大神
Transcript: Kousou Ookami
Translation: High Storehouse Great Deity
Location: 34.967901, 135.778483
Visited on: 31-Dec-2018



Vulpine Infinity #31 of Inariyama.

We now return to our regularly scheduled vulpine madness already in progress.

It is the night of new year - also known as Oomisoka (大晦日 "Day of Great Darkness") - and I am ascending Inariyama for the second time. Naturally, I am taking a different route, which leads me to this Kitsunemugen at the back of a lake by the name of Shinike (新池 "New Pond").

This particular vulpine infinity is not on any map, but you can easily find it by staying on the main path up the mountain, and then eventually turning right when you see a lot of vulpine Shrines standing around. That will lead you straight up to the shore of the lake.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
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Original Name: 熊鷹社
Transcript: Kumatakasha
Translation: Bear Eagle Shrine
Location: Fukakusa Kaidoguchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0805 (34.968299, 135.778633)
Visited on: 31-Dec-2018



Vulpine Infinity #32 of Inariyama.

This Kitsunemugen is located straight on the main path of the mountain, at the other side of Shinike than Kousou Ookami.

It is quite spectacular tonight, with dozens of prayer candels burning at the main Shrine, illuminating the foxes there with their flickering light, and quite a few people paying their respects. Outside the main Shrine, there's even more foxes to be found, but it's kinda dark for that right now. After all, it is already 23:00 by now, and I have only an hour left to scale the remainder of the mountain.
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Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Reply #517 on: Today at 01:18 AM »
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Original Name: 三ノ峰下社神蹟
Transcript: Sannomine Kudasha Shinseki
Translation: Third Summit Lower Shrine Traces of Divinity
Location: 〒612-0804 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Inariyamakanyūchi, 12
Visited on: 31-Dec-2018



Vulpine Infinity #33 of Inariyama.

Another Kitsunemugen along the direct path to the summit of Inariyama, this one being located past the upper crossroad. It is now 23:30, and I am reasonably confident that I will make it to the summit in time.

Once again, there are many, many fox Shrines around here, but one Shrine is attended by a pair of cats instead. They blend in so well with the foxes that it takes me several looks to realize the difference.
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