This week we go to one of my most favorite places in the world – The Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. I took my mom’s 20 year old camera and some old film and decided to make the best of what I had.
The set that came out was amazing and bizarre. I am lucky enough to have a mother that was really into photography during her life. She gifted me her trusty old analog Canon to take with me during our journey. Excuse the grain as I think it adds to the ethereal experience of this wonderful shrine.
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 which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines.
Since early Japan Inari was seen as the patron of business, and merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshipped Inari. Each of the torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost, though, Inari is the god of rice.
This popular shrine is said to have as many as 32,000 sub-shrines (bunsha (分社?)) throughout Japan. – Wikipedia
Address: 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 612-0882, Japan
Hours: Always open
Length: 2-3 hours