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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Today at 12:42 PM »
#357



Original Name: 橋姫稲荷大明神
Transcript: Hashihime Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: Bridge Princess Inari Great Gracious Deity
Location: 8 Kyōbashichō, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-0831, Japan (34.657922, 133.932297)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



The final Inari Shrine that my friend and I should find straying through Okayama. This one not  only features a pair of fox lanterns, but an entire stairwell full of vulpine guardians.

Also, there is a story behind this Shrine. Hashihime was a maiden who waited for her lover to meet her at a bridge at night. She waited, and waited, and waited, but her  lover did not come. Eventually, she turned into an Oni fuelled by hatred and jealousy.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Yesterday at 01:30 AM »
#356



Original Name: 森崎稲荷
Transcript: Morisaki Inari
Translation: Forest Cape Inari
Location: 3 Kyōbashichō, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-0831, Japan (34.659050, 133.932693)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



An Inari Shrine right on the promenade of Asahikawa, decorated with some seasonal flowers.

A pair of little foxies watch over this one. A Jizou might once have flanked this Shrine in the little red shack to the left, but right now its empty.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Mar 19 2019, 03:31 AM »
#355



Original Name: 稲荷社, 道通社
Transcript: Inarisha, Doutsuusha
Translation: Inari Shrine, Road Traffic Shrine
Location: 2 Chome-3-40 Omotechō, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken 700-0822 (34.661000, 133.930343)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



A little roadside Inari Shrine right at one of the major roads of Okayama.

A pair of fox statues and fox lanterns each stand watch over it.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Mar 18 2019, 12:46 PM »
#354



Original Name: 白龍稲荷大明神
Transcript: Hakuryuu Inari Oomyoujin
Translation: White Dragon Inari Great Gracious Deity
Location: 〒700-0823 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−11, 1丁目-11 丸の内 (34.662896, 133.931915)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



A tiny little vulpine Shrine literally in the middle of the road, or at the very least between the road and two parking lots.

It doesn't get much smaller than this, and yet a number of more or less complete foxie make their home in here.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Mar 17 2019, 03:36 AM »
#353



Original Name: 清光稲荷, 日吉神社
Transcript: Seikou Inari, Hiyoshi Jinja
Translation: Pure Light Inari, Sun Luck Shrine
Location: 〒700-0818 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinchō, 9−39 上之町會舘
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



Another vulpine Side Shrine of the Okayama Jinja.

Another pair of foxes to watch over it. One out in the open, the other hidden in an orange tree. At least she has yummy fruits to eat.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Mar 16 2019, 04:42 AM »
#352



Original Name: 伏見稲荷
Transcript: Fushimi Inari
Translation: Prostrated Hopes Inari
Location: 〒700-0818 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinchō, 9−39 上之町會舘
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



A Side Shrine of the city Shrine Okayama Jinja (岡山神社 "Hill Mountain Shrine"), located by the side of Asahikawa (旭川 "Morning Light River"), not to be confused with the city and river of the exact same name (for once) in Hokkaido.

A pair of custom-carved fox guardians stands watch over this one.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Mar 15 2019, 05:48 AM »
#351



Original Name: ?
Transcript: ?
Translation: ?
Location: 〒700-0818 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinchō, 9−39 上之町會舘
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



An little domestic Inari Shrine found inside the stairwell of a house next to the approach to Jinkyuuryuu Inari. In place of fox statues, only a pair of vulpine lanterns decorate this Shrine.

Also, I should not find this Shrine at all. Instead, it is my companion's curiosity who urges here to peek into the nearby house, and point out the tiny Shrine within to me. My thanks go to her. =^,^=
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Mar 14 2019, 07:13 AM »
#350



Original Name: 甚九郎稲荷
Transcript: Jinkyuuryuu Inari
Translation: Tremendous Nine Sons Inari
Location: 〒700-0814 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinchō, 9−39
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



An Inari Shrine in the middle of a block of houses. We should actually be able to see it for a while before actually finding a way to get there.

A total of three fox statues of unique design watch over this Shrine, along with a pair of Komainu in front of the outer gates.

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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Mar 13 2019, 07:00 AM »
#349



Original Name: 浄光稲荷, 富吉稲荷
Transcript: Joukou Inari, Fuukitsu Inari
Translation: Purifying Light Inari, Abounding Luck Inari
Location: 1-7 Banzanchō, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken 700-0818 (34.666237, 133.926678)
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



A little vulpine Shrine located in a little back road right next to one of the biggest intersections in Okayama. Finding in should include a daring venture into a nondescript alley, much to the unease of my companion.

We are rewarded, though, with this Shrine abounding in vulpinity, featuring not also the common fox statues, but also the rarer fox lanterns.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Mar 12 2019, 06:30 AM »
#348



Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 道通神社)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Michidoori Jinja)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Road Traffic Shrine)
Location: 〒729-2316 Hiroshima-ken, Takehara-shi, Tadanoumi Nakamachi, 4 Chome−2−35
Visited on: 20-Dec-2018



Moving east along the length of Honshu, this is the first vulpine Shrine I should find in Okayama (岡山 "Hill Mountain"), exploring the city together with a friend I met some time ago in Appi-Kogen on the other end of Honshu. Now our paths cross once more.

Two little foxies make this Side Shrine their home, and they are well nourished with a Mikan easily big enough to feed the two for weeks.
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