Saturday, January 19, 2013

Kitahachimangu Inari Shrine


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Located right next to Kitahachimangu in Oda City is a small Inari shrine.

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Its a small shrine with only about a dozen vermillion torii lining the approach.

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Inari are very popular shrines, with many larger shrines having Inari shrines within them. The identity of Inari is also very complex having many historical strands, though nowadays the official identity is as Ukanomitama, an offspring of Susanoo according to the Kojiki

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1 comment:

  1. Your photographs are beautiful. I'm located in Tokyo, but there are so many gorgeous shrines hidden away across Japan that I hope I can visit them all some day. Hachiman and Inari shrines are my favorites, especially.

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