Student Blog Post #15 Fushimi Inari Shrine and a Selection of Photos

Jacob Korbin describes his visit to Fushimi-no- Inari shrine in Kyoto while Abigail Straus shares some of the many photos she’s taken during our three weeks in Japan. 

One place that we visited that I really liked was Fushimi Inari, a Shinto shrine in Kyoto. Shinto is a religion native to Japan that focuses on worship of spirits that live in everything found in nature known as kami. The shrines serve as a place for the kami to live in addition to functioning as a place to pray to the kami. Fushimi Inari is most famous for its gates known as torii, of which there is said to be approximately ten thousand. In and around Fushimi Inari there are many statues of foxes, called kitsune in Japanese. The foxes are associated with Inari, a Shinto deity of rice, for whom the shrine was built.

The torii gates

Fox statue

And now some interesting photos by Abigail Straus. 

“Home for a night”.  Ryokan-traditional Japanese inn in Kyoto.

Mesmerizing Architecture of National Olympic Youth Center

Incredible meal I had early in the morning at Tsukiji Fish Market. King Crab and a soft boiled egg over rice.

Stunning old tree behind a hidden Shinto Shrine in Kyoto.

Befriending a deer in Nara

Little sketch of small waterfall at Fushimi Inari

View from walkway in Kyoto

Panoramic view of bridge above Ueno Station

Panoramic view of a main street in Kyoto

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