Sometimes boredom has its positive side. So that what was happened to me. Since i was sooooo bored, i just opened every folder on my harddisk drive. Then, i came to my Japan trip folder about 4 months ago. It brougt back all my happy moment, as i went through the folder, these pictures of one lovely orange shirine at Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine came up.
It is said that this kyoto’s oldest (founded in 711 AD) and attractive orange shrine is dedicated to inari, the god of rice, sake , and prosperity. This is one of most important shrine in Japan which is served about 40,000 shrines dedicated to inari accros Japan.
When we hit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, i was so happy by seeing the grand orange torii at the main entrance, as though it welcoming us to enter its cheerful and sacred orange world. Then, the track that covered by thousands of vermilion orange torri led our path into deeper stunning orange. it’s absolutely wonderful little orange world.
Let’s walk into the mesmerizing Fushimi Inari Shrine orange and sacred world with these twenty photographs.
Welcome to its orange and sacred world
Before entering the main hall, please stop at Purification through, it’s located near the entrance. The water of the fountain is used for purification. We are supposed to clean our hands and mouth before approaching the main hall. We are not supposed to transfer the water directly from ladle into our mouth, but pour out the water into our cup hand with the ladles and then rinse our mouth, and spit out the water beside the fountain.
We found so many ema on the park hall
Torii gateway to Tamayama Inari Sha. Senbon (thousands) Torii are beyond this torii. In front of tori are Omikuji, fortune telling paper. It is said that by tying the Omikuji around the tree branch, good fortune will come true or bad fortune can be averted.And here we are, in front of the entrance of Senbon Torii
So, here we are in the inner hall, Okusha-Hohaisho, so many charms and ema. Which one is your style?
Since there will be thousands more torii ahead, i stopped here. They said if we could get through all the thousands torii and reach the highest point, we could see the stunning view of whole Kyoto. But, i just couldn’t make it. So let’s go back :D.