Fushimi Inari Taisha is an important Shinto shrine in Kyoto dedicated to Inari, the god of rice. Fushimi Inari Shrine is famous for the thousands of red torii gates leading up to the mountain, making it a must-see destination in Kyoto.
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This morning (Tuesday, February 25) we had a lesson on Ise and its administration, with a focus on tourism. With approximately 132,000 inhabitants, Ise is about one fifth the size of my hometown Dortmund, and one tenth the size of Sendai, where most of my experience with life in Japan comes from. 346 more words
What if we used Christian religious symbols in a rather haphazard and nonchalant way? Worse, what if it was used for purely commercial purposes. Would you, maybe some of your friends, or perhaps a family or two become offended or even outraged? 1,363 more words
I seriously did want to pull a little “Chiyo” run amongst the thousands of torii (traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at Shinto temples/shrines) but there were quite a number of tourists there at the time who could report a crazy Filipino tourist to the police. 76 more words