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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Today at 01:55 AM »
#533



Original Name: 日之出稲荷神社
Transcript: Hinode Inari Jinja
Translation: Sunrise Inari Shrine
Location: 〒604-8042 京都府京都市中京区中之町 四条上る中之町537番地 新 (35.005010, 135.767324)
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



A Side Shrine of Nishiki Tenmangu (錦天満宮 "Brocaded Heavenly Full Hall"), located at the eastern end of Nishiki Kouji Doori (錦小路通り "Brocaded Alley Road"), located on the other side of Kamogawa (鴨川 "Duck River"), and thus a good bit further into the heart of Kyoto.

This Shrine is located inside a pretty small quadrangle, and is usualyl full of people. The space is so cramped that I have a hard time getting a good shot of the little Inari side Shrine with its nine foxes in different sizes. Having trouble finding the last two? Look closely at the shadows in the back and you'll see two big dark foxes standing in stark contrast to the small white foxies.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Yesterday at 12:40 AM »
#532



Original Name: 辰巳大明神
Transcript: Tatsumi Daimyoujin
Translation: Southeast Great Gracious Deity
Location: 59 Motoyoshichō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0087 (35.005696, 135.774401)
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



A Shrine that is literally located in the middle of the road. Two foxes watch over it, the male of whom is shily hiding his face.

Incidentally, a Geocache is hidden right behind that Shrine. I wonder if the foxes are watching over that one too?
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Sep 15 2019, 01:23 AM »
#531



Original Name: 観龜大神
Transcript: Kankame Ookami
Translation: Turtle Observation Great Goddess
Location: 〒605-0073 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Gionmachi Kitagawa, 347-101
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



A Turtle Shrine attended by foxes of a very new and unique make. Here, the vixen is to the left again.

Also, it should be noted that this Shrine uses a very complex variant of the "Turtle" Kanji (龜 instead of 亀). It's a Kanji that's not used in newspapers or taught in schools, but somehow it still appear in names such as these.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Sep 14 2019, 02:08 AM »
#530



Original Name: 荒熊稲荷社
Transcript: Arakuma Inarisha
Translation: Wild Bear Inari Shrine
Location: 〒605-0019 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Higashisancho, 丁目 下ル長光町640 三条大橋
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



A Side Shrine of Taishougun Jinja (大将軍神社 "Great Commander Shrine").

Though nominally a bear Shrine, four foxes can be found watching over it. The outer pair looks particularly fierce though.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Sep 13 2019, 04:54 PM »
#529



Original Name: 満足稲荷神社旧跡
Transcript: Manzoku Inari Jinja Furuato
Translation: Complacency Inari Shrine Historic Remains
Location: 527-1 Higashimonzenchō, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, 606-8345 (35.010603, 135.778482)
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



A Side Shrine of Manzoku Inari Jinja, or perhaps it would be more correct to call this the original shrine before they purchased the first and second Shrine expansions.

Either way, the fox statues here sure are very old style, and there is one thing I have to point out here that is veryy rare indeed: The vixen is on the right side and the visibly male fox is on the left. Normally (or at least in far more cases that I have observed), it is the other way around.
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Pokémon / Re: ⚔️🛡️ gen VIII
« Last post by Yerix on Sep 13 2019, 01:10 AM »
https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/pokemon-galar-region/zbpkxr1gw8/

at first it looked to be some kind of galarian marowak, but the mono fighting type made that unlikely...

however, when i turned the image 90 degrees clockwise, it gave the appearance of a duck wielding a leek lance and a shield...wait a minute, where has that been done before?

...they brought "madame" back from the scrapyard, didn't they!?
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Sep 12 2019, 12:32 AM »
#528 BRONZE



Original Name: 満足稲荷神社
Transcript: Manzoku Inari Jinja
Translation: Complacency Inari Shrine
Location: 527-1 Higashimonzenchō, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, 606-8345 (35.010603, 135.778482)
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



A notable Inari Shrine that is just short of big. Many foxes can be found on its grounds, and its store sells a notable amount of vulpine merchandise. If I had not already sent a parcel of this stuff home, I would have packed up on more of it right here right now.

Also, some of the foxes watching over this place are of an unique, thick-headed design, giving them a "brainy" look. Plus this is one of those Shrines where one of the right foxes is visibly male.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Sep 11 2019, 12:39 AM »
#527



Original Name: 三谷稲荷社
Transcript: Mitani Inarisha
Translation: Three Valleys Inari Shrine
Location: 57-6 Okazaki Enshōjichō, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 606-8344
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



A little Inari Shrine located right next to Shiragawa (白川 "White River"). A quartet of little foxies reside within, two of which are more noticable than the smaller pair hiding behind them.

This one is slightly off limits for some reason, so I can take pictures only from the outside, which is still pretty close due to its small overall size.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Sep 10 2019, 12:43 AM »
#526



Original Name: 合槌稲荷大明神
Transcript: Aidsuchi Inari Daimyoujin
Translation: Feedback Inari Great Gravious Deity
Location: 196 Nakanochō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0034 (35.009762, 135.784110)
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



After coming down from Daimonjiyama, I proceed to walking back to my hostel... no, of course not along the direct path. Instead, I am playing Inari-Tarzan, swinging from one Inari Shrine to the next in search of foxes.

This one turns out to be pretty cool. Invited in by a series of red Torii, I dare zig-zagging my way through narrow alleys between houses that I would have never entered otherwise, and eventually arive at a small Shrine in a cramped courtyard between three buildings and a parking lot. Six foxes await me there.

Aidsuchi, by the way, is the name for the Japanese practice of giving frequent "I am still listening attentively" feedback while someone is talking. This takes the form of quiet "un, un", "hai", or "so, so", and could be compared with "I see", "is that so?" or "uh-huh" in English, only westerners don't usually use Aidsuchi so much. In Japanese, this is a very important practice, especially on the phone. If you fail to give frequent "attentiveness feedback" to a Japanese person, they'll soon stop and ask if you're still there.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Sep 09 2019, 12:16 AM »
#525



Original Name: 樹下稲荷大明神
Transcript: Kanda Inari Ookami
Translation: Gods' Field Inari Great Goddess
Location: 27-1 Hinookaissaikyōdanichō, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto, 607-8491 (35.005801, 135.795345)
Visited on: 3-Jan-2019



Located in front of Hyuuga Daijingu (日向大神宮 "Sunny Place Great Gods Hall"), this little Shrine may or may not be considered a Side Shrine. I count it as its own little Shrine since it is located in front of the gates of the larger Shrine.

I come across this one several hours later, after descending from Daimonjiyama again a few kilometers to the south, and happily find myself welcomed by another pair of foxes.

Chinamini, the straight blue lines drawn "over" the mountains are actually impressive underground channels, that were used to ferry goods between Kyoto and Biwa-ko back in the day.
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