A fox in Fushimi Inari Shrine

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I already shared a picture of one of the most beautiful sites of Kyoto, Fushimi Inari (here), and I hope you will also take the opportunity to visit this wonderful shrine if you are travelling in this city.

The kistune statues are everywhere in Fushimi Inari shrine and yet, all of them are different. They can be by two or in groups, but can be hardly found alone. Sometimes, they will be side by side or will face each other in order to represent feminity and masculanity. Fidels try to always give them red clothes or food and drinks (most of the time tofu and sake). The reason is that these statues kistune are supposed to be messengers who will share your wishes and complaints to the gods if you please them.

 

 

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