Fushimi Inari Taisha

Senbon torii

Fushimi Inari Taisha is famous for its Senbon torii.

Since the Edo period, the torii gate has been built by the dedication of worshipers because it was said that the wish would come true if the torii gate was dedicated.

Large vermilion torii gates are lined up all over the precincts, and there are about 10,000 torii gates in Mt. Inari.

Depending on the size of the torii, the price ranges from 200,000 yen to over 1 million yen, and even ordinary people can dedicate the torii.

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 Fushimi Inari Taisha

Oinari-san, the deity

 “Oinari-san,” the deity of Fushimi Inari Taisha, is the god of grain and agriculture that symbolizes rice (Inari god).

Inari God was originally a god who controlled a good harvest, but now it is also worshiped as a god of business prosperity, industrial prosperity, family safety, traffic safety, and improvement of performing arts.

The foxes you see a lot in the precincts are not the Inari gods, but the messenger of the Inari God.

Fushimi Inari Taisha

History

It is said that Fushimi Inari Taisha began when the Inari deity was enshrined on Mt. Inari in the Nara period (711).

The Fushimi Inari Taisha was completely destroyed by the Onin War that lasted for 11 years from 1467 to 1478.

Thirty years later, the current main shrine was rebuilt in 1499.

Today, many shrines in the precincts are designated as important cultural properties.

omsoba

I ate omsoba.
Ingredients (for 2 people)
Fried noodles
Yakisoba noodles
1 ball
cabbage
50g
minced pork
50g
Salad oil
1 teaspoon
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pork cutlet with eggs.

I ate pork cutlet with eggs.
Material 2
1 pork cutlet
1 egg
1/4 onion
● 100cc of water
1/2 teaspoon Hondashi
●1 tablespoon of sake
1 tbsp soy sauce
1.5 tablespoons mirin
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sweetened chicken leg

I ate sweetened chicken leg.
Ingredients (for 2 people)
chicken thigh meat
2 sticks (250g)
White wine
2 tablespoons
“Seto no Honjio”
a little
Pepper
a little
garlic crushed
1 piece
onion
1/2 (100g)
shimeji mushrooms
1 pack
Carrots
1/2
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The Jidai Matsuri Festival

Heian Fujiwara

Row of Fujiwara court nobles (Fujiwara period) This represents the imperial court customs of the Fujiwara clan in their heyday, when the influence of the Tang style faded away and a unique Japanese “national culture” developed after the mid-Heian period, and represents the summer formal wear of civilian and military officials.

The Jidai Matsuri Festival

Yabusame

Jonan Yabusame Row (Kamakura Period) Yabusame (horseback archery), in which targets are shot from horseback, has been popular since the Heian period (794-1185) as an etiquette for warriors. In 1221 (Shokyu 3), Emperor Go-Toba summoned warriors from more than ten provinces in the Kinki region to participate in Yabusame (horseback archery) at Jonan Detached Palace in order to restore imperial power. This procession represents the appearance of warriors disguised as Yabusame (archery on horseback) led by archers dressed in hunting costumes.

The Jidai Matsuri Festival

Medieval Women

Medieval Women’s Procession
Ohara-women (women from Ohara in northern Kyoto who carried firewood and charcoal on their heads and sold them to the capital city.
Katsura-women sold ayu (sweetfish) and candy from the Katsura River, mainly from Katsura in the western part of Kyoto.
These processions show the customs of this period, each with its own characteristics.

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