My recent trip to Japan yielded some amazing stories, friends, and photos. My time there was short and I can’t wait to head back any part of Asia.
When people ask me about my time over seas it usually has to do with what my favorite thing was. My answer is almost always the same. Next to the people and making new friends, Asia has some of the most beautiful history. Countless shrines and temples with just as many people eager to tell you about it’s history.
Below are a few photos from the Fushimi Inari-taisha shine in Kyoto.
Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines. Since in early Japan Inari was seen as the patron of business, each of the Torii is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost though, Inari is the god of rice. Merchants and manufacturers worship Inari for wealth. Donated torii lining footpaths are part of the scenic view. This popular shrine is said to have as many as 32,000 sub-shrines (bunsha (分社)) throughout Japan.
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