Fujimi Inari Taisha


Fushimi Inari-taisha is the head shrine of the kamiInari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. This shrine in the eighth century was mainly to worship the gods of Inari. Inari is the god of agriculture and merchants. With the weakening of the role of agriculture, in order to ensure the harvest of agriculture and the prosperity of enterprises, people began to recruit gods as blessings.


The most famous shrine is the Senbon Torii. Hundreds of vermilion torii gates form a path to the top of Mountain Inari. When you step into it, this path seems to take you through 5000 vibrant but mysterious orange torii gates, winding through the hills behind Fushimi Inari Shrine, this mystery makes it one of the most popular shrines in Japan.


Another most well-known feature of Inari Shrine is the fox statue. Many people think that Inari Shrine is a memorial to the fox, but in fact the fox is the messenger of the gods. If you look carefully, the fox’s mouth contains the key to the granary, the jewelry that symbolizes wealth, the ear of rice that symbolizes a good harvest, or the roll that symbolizes wisdom, which has close relationship with the protection of agriculture and commerce at Inari Shrine.