Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Senbon Torii Gate is famous at Fushimiinari shrine in Kyoto 京都の伏見稲荷神社で有名な千本鳥居


Senbon Torii gate is an interesting place. The Senbon Torii Gate is indeed famous at Fushimiinari shrine in Kyoto. This is a popular tourist sight in Japan. There are many other senbon torii gates (not only in Kyoto).  Senbon torii means thousands of torii gates. It is a long narrow path covered with many small vermilion torii. The torii gate of the shrine originally symbolizes the entrance from the secular into the so-called sacred.

There is a senbon torii located at Nezu Shrine in Tokyo. The long torii lined pathway there leads to the small Otome Inari Shrine.

Fushimi Inari-taisha is the head shrine of the kami Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres (764 ft) above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) and take approximately 2 hours to exercise and walk up.

Inari was originally and remains primarily the kami of rice and agriculture, but merchants and manufacturers also worship Inari as the so-called patron of business. Each of Fushimi Inari-taisha's roughly thousand torii was donated by a Japanese business.

Owing to the popularity of Inari's division and re-enshrinement, this shrine is said to have as many as 32,000 sub-shrines throughout Japan.

The shrine became the object of imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor Murakami decreed that messengers carry written accounts of important events to the guardian kami of Japan. These heihaku were initially presented to 16 shrines, including the Inari Shrine.

From 1871 through 1946, Fushimi Inari-taisha was officially designated one of the so-called Kanpei-taisha, meaning that it stood in the first rank of government supported shrines.







平安時代初期に神社は皇室の後援の対象となりました。 965年、村上天皇は、使者が日本の鎮守神に重要な出来事の書面による説明を運ぶことを布告しました。これらの貨絹は当初、稲荷神社を含む16の神社に贈られました。


伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi Inari-taisha
分社 sub-shrines
官幣大社 Kanpei-taisha

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