Torii and more Torii

Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha

18th July 2010. Written by Xin Li.

Kyoto is scorching during the month of July, but luckily there was no rainy day except for the first day of my 5 days 4 nights trip to Kyoto, the weather was exactly like Singapore and perhaps a little hotter (burning hot) during the afternoons.

Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha


Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha

The Fushimi-Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社 was my next stop after a fruitful trip to Uji. The Fushimi-Inari Taisha is the most important shrine among all the Inari shrines around Japan. It is dedicated to the Inari, the Shinto god of rice (not the sushi!)

Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha


Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha

Statues, imageries and motifs of foxes can be found in Inari shrines as they were thought to be the messengers of Inari. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is most famous for the multiple torii gates that seemed to go on and on in every direction around the shrine grounds.

Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha


Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha

Countless torii, big and small, old and new lined the walkways or got piled on top of each other, erected as offerings to Inari by worshippers.

Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha

The shrine can be easily accessed from JR Inari Station via the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Train Station or via the private Keihan line from Gion area and best thing about this shrine is that it’s free! No admission charges required.

Kyoto 京都 - 伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi-Inari Taisha

I got myself a Matcha Jelly with Azuki and Mochi from Tokichi in Uji as a snack when I reached the pond area.

Tokichi 中村藤吉 - Matcha Jelly with Azuki Beans

Expect slower updates nowadays. University has started and assignments pile as fast as it got cleared.

Pineapples : Studio Assignment


5 comments:

  1. haha the day you spent drawing pineapples can be described as "painappura and more painappuru"!

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  2. to stargirl: haha! indeed I feel the pain in drawing those pineapples! still got 3 more assignments to go! at least its drawing, something I like =)

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  3. Nice photos! Toriis always spell romance and sometimes nostalgia for me, I think I watch too much Jap movies already:P

    I read from somewhere that there are distintive differences between shindo torii and its buddism counterpart, but can't remember what are those though.

    P.S. xinli, my comp always takes quite some time to load your page, any advice for me?

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  4. to Amasou Umasou: for a art person, I really enjoyed the colour contrast and how light and shadows were being altered by the torii, it was simply beauitful. =)


    Hmmm i would be interested to know too. =o

    =p Is it because my blog got too many photos?

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  5. Haha, maybe. Too many nice high resolution photos :P

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