Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fushimi Inari-taisha

From the base of Inari Mountain, tunnels of torii gates climb to the inner shrine of Inari, the Shinto god of success and wealth. The hope of striking it rich makes the shrine a must visit for businessmen and entrepreneurs setting out on a new venture or going through hard times. The shrine has been successful itself, as you can tell by the torii gates. Each one has been donated by businesses or families thanking Fushimi Inari-taisha for bringing them great prosperity.

3 comments:

foster said...

Beautiful!

Waru said...

I love that place.

Waru said...

Are the comments just turned into gibberish cause I'm in Japan, or are they really random chinese characters strewn about?