Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

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James Blake Wiener
published on 22 May 2017
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The Fushimi Inari Shrine near Kyoto (Heiankyo) is the largest and most important shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice and prosperity. It is famous for the large number of red gates (torii) at the site. The shrine was founded in 711 CE by the Hata clan and moved from its original location on Mt. Inari to its present location near Kyoto in the 9th century CE.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, May 22). Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6693/fushimi-inari-shrine-kyoto/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 22, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6693/fushimi-inari-shrine-kyoto/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 May 2017. Web. 02 Dec 2021.