Fushimi Inari-taisha

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Many torii close together at the Fushimi Inari Shinto in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari-taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is a large Shinto shrine in Fushimi Kyoto, Japan.[1]

It is the head shrine of Inari, the rice god.[2] There are Inari shrines in many parts of Japan.[3] There may be more than 32,000 sub-shrines or bunsha (分社).[4]

History[change | change source]

Fushimi Inari-taisha has been associated with the emperors of Japan since the early Heian period.[5]

From 1871 through 1946, it was in the first rank of government supported shrines.[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fushimi Inari Taisha" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 224.
  2. Breen, John and Mark Teeuwen. (2011). A New History of Shinto, p. 213.
  3. Motegi, Sadazumi. (2010). "Shamei Bunpu (Shrine Names and Distributions)," Archived 2019-03-15 at the Wayback Machine Encyclopedia of Shinto; retrieved 2012-5-22.
  4. "Nationwide numbers of Emanation Branches (bunsha) of Famous Shrine," Archived 2012-05-31 at the Wayback Machine Encyclopedia of Shinto; retrieved 2012-5-22.
  5. Breen, John et al. (2000). Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami, pp. 74-75.
  6. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, pp. 124.

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Coordinates: 34°58′02″N 135°46′22″E / 34.96722°N 135.77278°E / 34.96722; 135.77278