Fushimi Inari Taisha

After the sake museum, the weather seemed to be okay, so we went to Fushimi Inari Taisha, a huge shrine to the goddess Inari. There are thousands of huge, red torii at this shrine.

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My mom at Fushimi Inari Station.

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Cute chicks that look like they are about ready to leave the nest.

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Here are Mom, Brittany, and Teddy standing in front of one of the gates to Fushimi Inari Taisha.

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We saw these really cool taiyaki parfaits. I had to try it. I got strawberry caramel.

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Kyoto was supposed to get rain and high winds from the typhoon, so the staff at the shrine prepare the lanterns by tying them down.

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This building contains one of the main altars at the shrine.

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Here is a close-up of the decorations on that building.

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Foxes are the messengers of Inari. Here are cute fox shaped enma, or prayer plaques, where you write your prayer and draw the fox’s face.

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Brittany, Mom, and me in the gates of Fushimi Inari Taisha.

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Here are more of the gates.

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The shrine is built on a mountain.

Well, that is all for Fushimi Inari Taisha. The next post will be about our return to our old neighborhood.

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