Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is the head shrine of the God of Inari in Fushimi, Kyoto.

It was first  built in 711 on the Inariyama hill. There are  thousands of vermilion torii gates in this shrine.

It is said that Inari is the Shinto god of rice, sake and agriculture and some people approve it as the patron of business.

Fox statues can be seen  in many parts of this shrine. It is a saying that foxes are Inari’s messengers.

People used to gather here to pray for plentiful harvests and  business flourishing. They had also prayed  for the safety of their family and home and the fulfillment of all their wishes.