Fushimi Inari Shrine

ENJapanese Shinto shrines are often breathtakingly beautiful. I will never forget visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha, 10 minutes away from Kyoto, at dusk then under moonlight… There sure are more cats than foxes – even if Inari is the Shinto fox kami – but Kitsune and this visit inspired a Haiku (French one here):

Between red torii,
A white fox is slipping in.
Lanterns are glowing!

Left: drawing I did on the plane, Right: picture of Fushimi Inari Taisha

Now I want to watch every Hayao Miyazaki’s movie over again, as he is inspired by Shinto  as said in this article about Spirited Away, or this one about shinto and buddhist references in his movies.

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