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Jan. 13th, 2015 09:37 pm
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Crossposted from Glamorous in Retrospect. Author: Stephanie.

At fox shrine in Oji, Tokyo. Apparently holes into the hill are a fox shrine thing.


(At Oji Inari Shrine.)


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Fox Shrine

Jan. 3rd, 2015 10:56 pm
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Crossposted from Glamorous in Retrospect. Author: Stephanie.

This morning, Toby and I decided to head up to the Gioji moss temple and the little fox shrine that Rachel Manija Brown and I had found near Gioji on our 2007 trip. I couldn’t remember which station we’d gotten off at on the previous visit, and the hanare we’re staying at for this visit is not terribly far from the shrine by non-American standards (by American standards it’s a trek and a half), so we walked up to the local tram stop, took it one stop (which turned out to be a 30-second ride, so everyone stared at us for being so weird), then walked the rest of the way.


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And just to add this link to the list of fox shrine tags, as I've linked it from my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide letter: [livejournal.com profile] fourthage couldn't find the shrine at all, which deepens the mystery. :)
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The kitsune shrine! In Kyoto! [livejournal.com profile] herchuckness found it and the door in the hill was open!



(If you've started reading my journal after my 2007 trip to Japan, click on the "fox shrine" tag below to read the Saga of the Mysterious Fox Shrine with the door into the hill that was chained shut and blocked with rocks.)
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[livejournal.com profile] gryfeathr's in Kyoto now, and I gave her directions to the mysterious kitsune shrine [livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija and I found. After a phone email of "We can't find it!" that had me wondering how much more mysterious this shrine could get, she and her companion/s managed to find it, and she sent me a picture from her phone.

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Just noted that I could Google using Google Maps for the moss garden temple we visited near the fox shrine. :D

This is large (roughly 250K), and composites two Google screens together. I'm not sure exactly where the shrine is on it, but I can at least say there's no way the fox statues are guarding against evil from the northeast, so that little bit of folklore is thrown out as regard this.

http://magatsu.net/pic/fox-shrine-location.jpg

Now, using the Hybrid function, which overlays a satellite map with the names of places, we get another large file:

http://magatsu.net/pic/fox-shrine-location2.jpg

I've pointed out what I think may be the wooden shelter's roof. It's across the street from what I think is the doll museum.
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Thought I'd get down the floorplan/layout of the fox shrine we saw in Arashiyama before I forget it.

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[livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija's just posted her version of the moss temple visit and the mysterious kitsune shrine.

Arashiyama

Sep. 9th, 2007 06:22 pm
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Went to the far east of Kyoto today. We planned with the best of intentions today, intending to get up at 8 or earlier, then get an earlier start. Dragging ourselves out of our futons at 10, however, we then went by an enormous electronics store, Bic Camera, and purchased a new battery for my camera (at 7000 yen. Those rechargeables don't come cheap). Naturally I have no idea if that's the fix or not, since it needs to be charged before I can use it.
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