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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Today at 12:30 AM »
#479



Original Name: 御劔ノ瀧
Transcript: Mitsurugi no Taki
Translation: Honorable Sword Cascade
Location: 44 Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0813 (34.965312, 135.787779)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



The final Vulpine Shrine of Mitsurugi-no Taki, and Vulpine Shrine #120 of Inariyama.

It is here that my camera's battery finally croaks. Too many foxes have given it the Coup de Grace, and I have to admit defeat in the face of this level of vulpinity. By the way, is it just me, or is the fox in the background grinning?

From here on out, I should sparingly use my phone to document at least the most notable conglomerations of vulpine Shrines here on Inariyama, but I am now officially through with trying to document each and every last one of them. It's just too many, and trying as much would probably be a full-time project for a month or so... if not longer.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Yesterday at 03:07 AM »
#478



Original Name: ?男大明神
Transcript: ?nan Daimyoujin
Translation: ? Man Great Gracious Goddess
Location: 44 Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0813 (34.965312, 135.787779)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 3/4 of Mitsurugi-no Taki, and Vulpine Shrine #119 of Inariyama.

An even smaller fox Shrine literally right next to the previous one. Though clearly legible, I can't make out the meaning or reading of the first Kanji. It looks like a 里 ("Sato", village) with a 亠 (Radical 8 "lid") on top, but according to all my dictionaries, such a Kanji - or a Kanji that looks anything like it - simply does not exist. It might be a deprecated old Kanji.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jul 22 2019, 12:39 AM »
#477



Original Name: 三輪大神, 恵比須大神, 白長大神++
Transcript: Sanrin Ookami, Ebisu Ookami, Shironaga Ookami++
Translation: Three Wheels Great Goddess, Ebisu Great Goddess, White Leader Great Goddess (and several more)
Location: 44 Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0813 (34.965312, 135.787779)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 2/4 of Mitsurugi-no Taki, and Vulpine Shrine #118 of Inariyama.

A little vulpine Side Shrine with many names, most of which are too whethered and/or complex for me to make out.

I can't remember whether we had the name Ebisu on a Fox Shrine yet. Ebisu (恵比須 "Favourable by all means") is one of the Shichifukujin (七福神 "Seven Gods of Luck") just like Benzaiten, and originally comes from Buddhism. This is another great example of the two religions mingling.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jul 21 2019, 12:50 AM »
#476



Original Name: 御劔大神, 三芳大神, 藤芳大神
Transcript: Mitsurugi Ookami, Mitsuyoshi Ookami, Fujiyoshi Ookami
Translation: Honorable Sword Great Goddess, Three Good Wishes Great Goddess, Wisteria Good Wishes Great Goddess
Location: 44 Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0813 (34.965312, 135.787779)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 1/4 of Mitsurugi-no Taki, and Vulpine Shrine #117 of Inariyama.

We're nearing the end of my detailed photo-escapade in Kyoto. At this point, my camera battery is hanging by a thread, and I am surprised it lasted me this far. I am now this close to actually ascending Inariyama instead of walking along its flank, but alas, it should not last.

Anyway, here we are at the next vulpine sanctuary, named 御劔ノ瀧 ("Mitsurugi no Taki", Honorable Sword Cascade), and as usual, there are foxes to be found all around this open-air Shrine.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jul 20 2019, 12:06 AM »
#475



Original Name: 火車大神, 米子大神, 金光大神
Transcript: Kasha Ookami, Komeko Ookami, Konkou Ookami
Translation: Fire Car Great Goddess, Rice Child Great Goddess, Golden Light Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0813 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, 43 (4334.964859, 135.787468)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



The Final Vulpine Shrine of Happyakuman Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #116 of Inariyama.

This moment of fox is brought to you by the letter "K".

K stands for Kasha, Komeko, Konnkou, KITSUNE!!!!!
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jul 19 2019, 11:55 AM »
#474



Original Name: 高山大神, 白菊大神, 白心大神++
Transcript: Takayama Ookami, Shiragiku Ookami, Shiragokoro Ookami++
Translation: High Mountain Great Goddess, White Chrysanthemum Great Goddess, White Heart Great Goddess (and two more)
Location: 〒612-0813 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, 43 (4334.964859, 135.787468)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 8/9 of Happyakuman Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #115 of Inariyama.

Right to the left of the previous one, this Shrine's names are written in a flowing script that is not necessarily easy to decipher. I can read two of the names well, one well enough to guess, and for the ther two I really have no idea.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jul 18 2019, 01:47 AM »
#473



Original Name: 八高龍王, 白菊大神, 熊鷹大神
Transcript: Hachikou Ryuuou, Shiragiku Ookami, Kumataka Ookami
Translation: Eight High Dragon Kings, White Chrysanthemum Great Goddess, Bear Hawk Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0813 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, 43 (4334.964859, 135.787468)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 7/9 of Happyakuman Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #114 of Inariyama.

This one is actually located to the left outside the gates of Happyakuman Ookami, but for the sake of simplicity I'm going to count it as a Side Shrine of that area.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jul 16 2019, 11:47 PM »
#472



Original Name: 白髪大神, 白武大神, 若枩大神, 熊高大神
Transcript: Shirakami Ookami, Shiratake Ookami, Wakamatsu Ookami, Kumataka Ookami
Translation: White Beard Great Goddess, White Arms Great Goddess, Youg Pine Great Goddess, Bear High Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0813 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, 43 (4334.964859, 135.787468)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 6/9 of Happyakuman Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #113 of Inariyama.

A slightly unusual Side Shrine that has the foxes wait outside the Torii. Looking at the number of little red Torii in front of the Ookami stones, it seems to be quite popular.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jul 16 2019, 12:09 AM »
#471



Original Name: 白菊大神
Transcript: Shiragiku Ookami
Translation: White Chrysanthemum Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0813 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, 43 (4334.964859, 135.787468)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 5/9 of Happyakuman Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #112 of Inariyama.

The little sibling Shrine of aforementioned one, sharing not only the same space but also the same name. At least it has its own fox pair, the male of which sadly lacks the tip of his tail.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jul 14 2019, 11:49 PM »
#470



Original Name: 白菊大神
Transcript: Shiragiku Ookami
Translation: White Chrysanthemum Great Goddess
Location: 〒612-0813 Kyoto, Fushimi Ward, Fukakusa Gokurakuji Yamachō, 43 (4334.964859, 135.787468)
Visited on: 25-Dec-2018



Vulpine Shrine 4/9 of Happyakuman Ookami, and Vulpine Shrine #111 of Inariyama.

The left one of two Shrines that are right next to one another in a little area that is guarded by a pair of bonus foxes.
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