Snapshot Sunday: Vermillion Gates at Fushimi Inari

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Fushimi Inari Taisha is a shrine that honors Inari, the Shinto spirit (kami) of fertility, rice, sake, and agriculture. Since he’s is also the kami of general prosperity and worldly success, it’s common for Japanese businesses to donate the torii gates that hedge the paths on Mount Inari.

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