Translated by Sandy Lau
Bring Home A Souvenir Fox From Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine!
One of Japan's highest ranking shrines, Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari is where the god Inari is enshrined. Foxes, Inari’s familiars, have been considered objects of worship alongside Inari as sacred beasts that convey the will of god to humans.
Written by Kasumi Hashimoto
There are foxes all throughout Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. However, they are not animals, but sacred beings.
Fushimi Inari is a high-ranking shrine in the country and is where the Japanese god Inari-no-kami is enshrined. Foxes, familiars of Inari-no-kami, have also been considered objects of worship alongside Inari-no-kami as sacred beasts that convey the wills of god to humans.
In this article, we’ll introduce the fox goods that are sold at Fushimi Inari and its nearby areas. These goods are naturally blessed and all of them are very adorable!