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Fox Figurines Inari Shrine

Japan flag. Photos | Images of Japan: Fox Figurines, Inari Jinja, Matsue, Shimane, Japan.

These figurines of kitsune (狐), O-inari's messenger are at Inari Shrine in Matsue. Thousands of these ceramic foxes can be found in this shrine and in most Inari shrines throughout Japan. Inari is a Shinto kami of rice and thus prosperity, as wealth in Edo Japan was measured in rice or koku (roughly 150kg; enough to feed one person for a year). The white color of the kitsune is considered lucky.

Fox figurines, Inari Jinja, Matsue, Shimane, Japan.

Jake Davies

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Japan Images: Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Southwestern Japan