Thursday, October 2, 2014

toyokawa inari shrine 豊川稲荷


toyokawa inari shrine
toyokawa, japan
(eastern aichi prefecture)

Despite the torii gate at the entrance, and the popular identification of its main image of veneration with Inari Okami, (the Shinto kami of fertility, rice, agriculture, industry and worldly success,) the institution is a Buddhist temple and has no overt association with the Shinto religion.