Kasamainari 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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  • Before exploring the Kasama Inari Shrine, visited the ruins of Kasama. So on the right side of the road is stumbled on the ruins of Kasama Kasama Inari Shrine very big free parking. In the parking lot was a tourist office, a toilet. Around Kasama Inari Shrine, Nakamise Street has plenty of shops, as well as enjoy eating out. Steamed in at total head in Kasama chestnut ate a bun. Kasama Inari Shrine in not just mum Festival was being held, because it was so crowded.
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  • We have to watch and I went in the summer, but so many people without. They sell soft serve ice cream in the area was.
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  • Here's three greatest Inari shrines in Japan, one after the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, saga yutoku Inari Shrine. 1-didn't saga yutoku Inari Shrine. Through the large Torii gate, walk along the entrance path. Yes I feel I history. Abcdpower were.
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  • I can't forget this place.. I wished to be here once again.
  • The shrine has a nice atmosphere. Pass through the gate to gate and change the air. Visits to the Shotoku Palace at the end after the visits to the shrine can be recommended. Shrines around the shrine shops the number of stores around, and look good. Try to eat near the store's famous Inari near the once, please.
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  • It is a Inari in Japan, Inari's three most compact. The Nakamise and nearby shops in a rural atmosphere many people during the week, who dislike the crowds a good furniture.
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  • I always go. It is a lovely shrine. We also thank you.
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  • Nice your House is surrounded by green. Smaller Wisteria blossoms may also want to go.
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