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Kasama Inari Shrine, Kasama

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Kasama Inari Shrine or `Kasama Jinja` is one of the three largest Inari Okami shrines in Japan, having been awarded the ancient court rank of Senior First Grade. According to legends associated with the shrine, it was founded in 651 during the reign of Emperor Kotoku, indicating a history extending over some thirteen centuries.During the Tokugawa or Edo Period, Kasama Inari Shrine received the devoted patronage of the feudal lord of the Kasama Domain, and spread its influence not only through the Kanto region but throughout all of Japan. At present, the shrine is visited by more than 3.5 million pilgrims each year.The shrine is dedicated to Ukanomitama no kami - a spirit with jurisdiction over the five grains and foodstuffs, the life-root kami having mastery over the sources of life itself. According to the oldest collection of Japanese mythology, the Kojiki ("Records of Ancient Matters"), Ukanomitama no kami was the child of Susano no okami and Kamuoichihime no kami. The "Uka" in the name means foodstuffs, indicating the "mysterious spirit dwelling in the grain."
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  • But there seems to be one of the three greatest Inari shrines in Japan. Has to be always in the way, white mountain hiking, Kasama Nichido Museum of art, always stop at. I think because Nakamise, close to the shops are filled with family fun.
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  • It is honored as one of the three greatest Inari Shrine Japan Inari Shrine. Walk from JR Mito line Kasama train station and 20 minutes. There are also bicycle rental, tourist information Office is located in Kasama station. Gate of the shrine is not too busy, shrine itself, not so big. The large Wisteria plants and has been designated natural monument. It is very beautiful Wisteria season with.
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  • Visit the Kasama Inari Shrine attract many visitors. East Japan earthquake, disaster, had lost five Torii. He said planned in 2016, will be rebuilt. Great shrine was set up, including the shrine.
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  • I can't forget this place.. I wished to be here once again.
  • On new year's day (2 days), but still vibrant is amazing. Flow is stuck and the was we had a smooth. Because it had been also of nokyo-Sho, nokyo-sho also has been received. Also like to come and change the time.
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  • Wisteria season is crowded, there are spectacular. I think it is good that go along with nearby Azalea Festival.
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  • I visited to see Yaesu wisteria. Wisteria is very high, so kinda hard to take photos? Though sanctuary was rebuilt by major construction companies in the Showa era and tones somewhat quaint. Torii gate is broken in the previous earthquake and not rebuilt. I feel magnificent.
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  • Is the largest of three greatest Inari shrines in Japan, or even a five Inari Shrine, the atmosphere is good I feel like.
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