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Fushimi Inari in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines.

Since in early Japan Inari was seen as the patron of business, each of the Torii is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost though, Inari is the god of rice.

Merchants and manufacturers worship Inari for wealth. Donated torii lining footpaths are part of the scenic view.(From Wikipedia)

If you see in the last picture are the prices of the “red gates”.
The value of them depends on the diameter of the gates. Here is the list:

-18 cm diameter, from 383,000 yens – 4,615 USD.
-21 cm diameter, from 482,000 yens – 5,809 USD.
-24 cm diameter, from 708,000 yens – 8,533 USD.
-27 cm diameter, from 826,000 yens – 9,956 USD.
-30 cm diameter, from 1,302,000 yens – 15,693 USD.

Entrance of the shrine.

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Roof

Main entrance

Blue Sky

Blue Sky 2

Gates

Gates

Gates

Gates

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List of prices of the gates


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