Fox and torii gates
The Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine in Kyoto is dedicated to Inari, the God of Rice, and the fox (kitsune) is her messenger, explaining the numerous fox statues seen around the grounds of the shrine. This view is of a fox statue looking towards the city of Kyoto through the two massive torii gates that mark the entrance, with the rising sun hitting the foremost gate. Many of you will be familiar with the word inari which is the name for the tofu pockets stuffed with rice, sold along with sushi.
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