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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Yesterday at 08:58 PM »
#211



Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 城山稲荷神社)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Jouzan Inari Jinja)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Castle Mountain Inari Shrine)
Location: 477 Tonomachi, Matsue-shi, Shimane-ken 690-0887
Visited on: 11-Sep-2018



The first of four vulpine Side Shrines of Jouzan Inari Jinja, standing just at the left end of the row of unlimited foxes.

This one already makes a good start with... oh let's just call it "many" foxes.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Oct 20 2018, 05:00 PM »
#210 GOLDEN



Original Name: 城山稲荷神社
Transcript: Jouzan Inari Jinja
Translation: Castle Mountain Inari Shrine
Location: 477 Tonomachi, Matsue-shi, Shimane-ken 690-0887
Visited on: 11-Sep-2018



The second vulpine Shrine I should find during the Odyssey Ride of Daisen, located at the western terminus of my epic journey, in Matsue, and more specifically the castle grounds of the old Matsue Castle.

More notably, however, this is the fourth Golden Fox Shrine I should encounter during my time in Japan, and right on the schedule of one Golden Fox Shrine in about 50 normal fox Shrines too!

Not only does this one have more foxes left and right on the path to the Shrine than I can fit into one post, but it also features unlimited foxes on the sides and back - and that's not even accounting for the many vulpine Side Shrines. You can view a video of it here:

http://www.tri-tail.com/TravellingFoxBlog/Videos/03-13-064_UnlimitedFoxes.mp4
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Oct 19 2018, 04:57 PM »
#209



Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 皆生温泉神社 )
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Kaike Onsen Jinja)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of All Life Hot Spring Shrine)
Location: 3 Chome-16 Kaikeonsen, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0001
Visited on: 11-Sep-2018



The first vulpine Shrine I should find during my stay in Daisen (大山 "Great Mountain"), and with it the Chugoku region of Japan, which happens to be the westernmost region on Honshu.

I come across this one on what  should become known as the Odyssey Ride, an ambitious 111km bicycle ride across Nakaumi (中海 "Middle Sea"), all the way to Matsue (松江 "Pine Tree Creek") and back again. It should not go off without a hitch. Specifically, this one is located in Yonago (米子 "Rice Child"), which is the next town over, not far at all from the shore of Miho Irie (美保湾 "Beautiful Protection Bay").

It is actually pure chance that I find this Shrine. Originally, I had not even planned my route to pass near there, but fed up by the many traffic lights along the main road, I eventually decide to take to the side roads... and run right into this one, once again proving that I can obviously not walk (or bike) through a town without running into fox Shrines.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Oct 18 2018, 05:08 PM »
#208



Original Name: 長浜稲荷
Transcript: Nagahama Inari
Translation: Long Beach Inari
Location: 〒526-0057 Shiga-ken, Nagahama-shi, Kitafunachō, 3−21 えきまちテラス長浜
Visited on: 3-Sep-2018



The final Shrine with Foxes that I should find in Nagahama.

This one is located on a rooftop. At first, I didn't think I would  manage to get there, but it is actually publicly accessible by means of the elevated walkways in front of the Nagahama Station and a number of stairs leading across a café. I also get a great view of the mountains around the city from there. A fitting finale.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Oct 17 2018, 09:03 PM »
#207



Original Name: 稲荷神社
Transcript: Inari Jinja
Translation: Inari Shrine
Location: 24-23 Asahichō, Nagahama-shi, Shiga-ken 526-0056
Visited on: 3-Sep-2018



While  this one is located right next to Shingyouji (真行寺 "True Journey Temple"), it is a proper little Shrine of its own that is unrelated to the neighbouring Temple.

Two caged foxes watch over this Shrine. One of them is fearless, whilst the other is earless.
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Looks like there's some potential Mega Man 11 DLC on the way.

Hopefully, it involves Proto Man and Bass being playable. For me, it's those two or bust.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Oct 17 2018, 05:53 AM »
#206



Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 徳勝寺)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Tokushouji)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Benevolent Victory Temple)
Location: 872 Hirakatachō, Nagahama-shi, Shiga-ken 526-0033
Visited on: 3-Sep-2018



A little Side Shrine of a Buddhist temple.

This one is a little bit unusual, featuring an unequal number of foxes on the left and right side. Usually, there is one lefty fox for every rightie, at least in Shrines with a countable number of foxies such as this one.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Oct 16 2018, 07:34 AM »
#205



Original Name: 正一位 稲荷大神
Transcript: Shouichii Inari Ookami
Translation: Highest Ranking Inari Great Goddess
Location: 〒526-0033 Shiga-ken, Nagahama-shi, Hirakatachō, 730
Visited on: 3-Sep-2018



A semi-public Inari Shrine. This one is located in he back-driveway of a company, but the gates are wide open, and the row of red Torii was simply to inviting for me to pass up.

No one got upset about me just walking in there, and as a reward for my daring bravery, I found two little foxies watching over this Shrine.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Oct 14 2018, 07:57 PM »
#204



Original Name: 稲荷神社
Transcript: Inari Jinja
Translation: Inari Shrine
Location: 86 Shimosakahamachō, Nagahama-shi, Shiga-ken 526-0047
Visited on: 3-Sep-2018



The  southernmost vulpine Inari Shrine I should find so far and until further notice.

This one is a Side Shrine of Ryouchuji (良疇寺 "Good Companion Temple"), which prominently features a giant Kannon statue that can be seen all the way from across the lake.

Also, the name plaque above this Shrine is written in some sort of ancient script that does not even bear resemblance to modern day Kanji - except for being fiendishly complex.
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Kitsune Discussion / Re: The Travelling Fox in Japan
« Last post by Kira Resari on Oct 13 2018, 05:21 PM »
#203



Original Name: ? (Side Shrine of 国守神社)
Transcript: ? (Side Shrine of Daimyo Jinja)
Translation: ? (Side Shrine of Country Protector Shrine)
Location: 10 Kōenchō, Nagahama-shi, Shiga-ken 526-0065
Visited on: 3-Sep-2018



A Side Shrine standing in a round of little Shrines in Nagahama's Houkouen (豊公園 "Bountiful Park") by the shore of Biwako (琵琶湖 "Glissando Lute Lake").

A total of six little foxies are hiding within, partially obscured by the other decorations, such as the divine bolts of lightning. Can you spot them all?
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