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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Yesterday at 05:42 PM »
#296



Original Name: 中司謁郎稲荷大明神
Transcript: Takatsuka Etsurou Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: Central Office Audience Son Inari Great Gracious Deity
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The tenth of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja.

Following the Shrine of Too Many Names is the Shrine of Too Long a Name. This one is also the first Side Shrine standing outside of the initial line, with two foxes of respectable size standing next to the altar.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 16 2019, 06:43 PM »
#295



Original Name: 大竹大明神, 大谷大明神, 白木大明神, 走賀大明神, 岩三大明神
Transcript: Ootake Oomyoujin, Ootani Oomyoujin, Shiroki Oomyoujin, Hashiga Oomyoujin, Iwami Oomyoujin
Translation: Big Bamboo Great Gracious Deity, Big Valley Great Gracious Deity, White Tree Great Gracious Deity, Running Joy Great Gracious Deity, Three Boulders Great Gracious Deit
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The ninth of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja, and also the final Shrine of the Line.

This one is one of those Shrines that clearly services too many gods, and while most of the names make sense, I really don't know what to make of 走賀大明神 ("Hashiga Oomyoujin" = Running Joy Great Gracious Deity).
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 15 2019, 05:26 PM »
#294



Original Name: 重松大明神
Transcript: Shigematsu Oomyoujin
Translation: Heavy Pine Great Gracious Deity
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The eight of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja, and yet another Shrine of the Line.

I think  it was at this point that I realized I might run out of time and/or camera battery if I took too many pictures of all of the many tiny Shrines around  here, so I kind of started to hurry and only took multiple pictures of the remaining foxy Side Shrines if I really felt they warranted it.

Anyway, there's only one little lonely fox at this particular Shrine, but hey,  a fox is still a fox.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 14 2019, 05:53 PM »
#293



Original Name: 王森大明神
Transcript: Oumori Oomyoujin
Translation: King Forest Great Gracious Deity
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The seventh of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja, and yet another Shrine of the Line.

This one is actually a bit preposed inrelation to the other Shrines of the Line, but going from left to right, it is still clearly a part of them with its two little foxies.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 13 2019, 06:44 PM »
#292



Original Name: 正一位稲荷神社
Transcript: Shouichii Inari Jinja
Translation: Highest Ranking Inari Shrine
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The sixth of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja, and yet another Shrine of the Line.

This one features the unexpected and unusual live feline guardian, watching carefully from atop the Shrine's roof, in addition to a pair of foxies.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 12 2019, 06:21 PM »
#291



Original Name: 梅若社
Transcript: Umewakasha
Translation: Young Plum Shrine
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The fifth of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja, and yet another Shrine of the Line.

Many little foxies of sizes on through five stand watch over this one. At first, I count 22, but then I notice the tip of the ears of another foxie peeking through the viewport, making me wonder just how many more might be hidden inside.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 12 2019, 05:54 AM »
#290



Original Name: 白髪稲荷大明神
Transcript: Shiraga Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: White Hair Great Gracious Deity
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The fourth of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja, located directly next to the above one.

This one features the unusual odd number of foxes: Three of them, each in a different size.

By the way, here is how the foxes come to these Shrines: They are effectively tokens of prayer, and are on sale at certain Shrine offices. Then, people can put them in front of a shrine of their choosing, and it doesn't even  have to be an Inari Shrine. Since the foxes are usually sold as a pair of one female (the left one) and one male (the right one), they are usually placed at a Shrine together. The foxes also come in numbered sizes, with "1" being the smallest. I'm not perfectly sure, but estimating, I'd say the ones at this Shrine are sizes 1, 3 and 8.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 10 2019, 05:55 PM »
#289



Original Name: 千代姫大明神
Transcript: Sendaihime Oomyoujin
Translation: Thousand Years Princess Great Gracious Deity
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The third of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja, located directly next to the above one.

Two little foxies faithfully stand watch over this Shrine.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 09 2019, 06:38 PM »
#288



Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 孫太郎稲荷神社)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Magatarou Inaka Jinja)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Hellgammite Inari Shrine)
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The second of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja. This one is the leftmost vulpine Shrine in a row located behind the main Shrine

The divine mirror has gone missing from the pedestal, but that won't deter the fourteen little foxes from faithfully watching over this place.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Jan 08 2019, 07:19 PM »
#287



Original Name: 荒木稲荷神社
Transcript: Araki Inari Jinja
Translation: Wild Tree Inari Shrine
Location: 13-10 Nishikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0061
Visited on: 25-Oct-2018



The first of many vulpine Side Shrines of Magatarou Inaka Jinja. This one is located to the right and behind the main Shrine.

Incidentally, this place currently seems to be undergoing repairs from damages caused by a more or less recent natural disaster, as such some of the Side Shrines are in bad condition or outright demolished, and I should have to step around the diligent people working hard to get this place back in shape again.
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