Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Fushimi Inari Shirne in Kyoto


Fushimi Inari Shrine was started in 711, and it is said that it was started by one of Hata Family members, Hata Irogu. Hata family is one of Torai-jin families. Torai-jin means the people who migrated from the direction of Eurasia in 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th centuries.

Unfortunately, the main shrine is under the construction until September 30. There is going to be a big ceremony for 1300th anniversary in October.

This shrine has lots of lots of Torii.

Torii means the gates like these. It is said the color of red prevents from evil.


People and companies have kept dedicating torii to show appreciation, so the number of torii has been increasing.

There are a lot more on these mountains.

It takes about 2 hours if you want to go around the whole Fushimi Inari Shrine.


Why don't you buy a miniature torii at a souvenir shop?

by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-11 01:34 | Kyoto | Comments(0)