August 24, 2010

Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto

It was raining when we went to Fushimi Inari-taisha, but I enjoyed my visit. It was a memorable walk up a mountain lined by toriis.

Fushimi Inari-taisha © Evelyn Howard 2010

The toriis (the orange structures) are donated by Japanese businesses. The above photo shows the side of the walking path.

Fushimi Inari-taisha © Evelyn Howard 2010

Here is the walking path. It looks a bit closed-up (even a little claustrophobic) in this photo, but there are gaps in between the toriis, as shown in the above photo.

Fushimi Inari-taisha view © Evelyn Howard 2010

The surrounding area is very green. We stopped often to enjoy the view.

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine © Evelyn Howard 2010

At one of the shrines.

Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine © Evelyn Howard 2010

A lady at a shrine. Notice the fox plates? More in the next photo…

Fushimi Inari-taisha foxes © Evelyn Howard 2010

Foxes are considered to be messengers.

I must admit that we didn’t do the entire circuit. We walked up and up for about 1 hour and then headed down.

Japanese food for sale © Evelyn Howard 2010

The road leading to Fushimi Inari-taisha offers lots of interesting goodies and food.

Smoking fish in Japan © Evelyn Howard 2010

This man is smoking fish.

myWorlButtonwhiteIt was a very nice place to visit. I enjoyed the walk even though it was raining almost the whole time.

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17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Thank you for sharing a lovely and colorful part of your world with us, Evelyn! Marvelous photos! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Luna Miranda said...

these are wonderful photos. what a beautiful place to visit!

☺lani☺ said...

Interesting to learn Japanese Culture! Thanks a lot of sharing this! Have a nice day!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place to be in. The walking path is very nice.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissime foto del Giappone... รจ una nazione che amerei molto visitare !!!
Belle immagini.
Grazie della visita e buona giornata :)

Kaori said...

I love that photo of the tunnel of torii! The foxes at Inari sort of scare me but the bright red torii are really beautiful! Beautiful photos :D

ladyfi said...

What marvellous photos. The Japanese have such a sense of beauty.

cat said...

What an interesting tour. Thanks for charing it :)

Boom Nisanart said...

Great photos ! the color is just fabulous : )

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Francisca said...

This place is so cool... We didn't make it there last time, but I've got it on my agenda. Nice to see it through your lens, Evelyn. :-P

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Wow, thank you for sharing amazingly beautiful photos!! I read many people's wishes written on fox plates. I hope all their wishes come true.
Kind regards, Sadami

jabblog said...

Thank you for taking us on this journey - most interesting :-)

Marites said...

quite interesting series of photos. I wonder what are the toriis for. I have always been curious about Japan and its culture. It's really nice to see your photos.

Shey said...

The orange color is highlighted by the green trees around it. Just love the details of the structures & the message plates.

Ann said...

Are you supposed to read all the toriis and be enlightened at the end of it?

yoon see said...

I start to appreciate bold orange now due to your brilliant shots Evelyn!
This is an incredible colour and it adds new touch to the neighbourhood!

The compositions of each photo are great.
I am thinking of creating with orange now!
Thanks Evelyn.

Love all the past entries, I marvel one by one...He..He..

lisaschaos said...

I love that walking path! Very nice to virtually tour with you!

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