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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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  • 笠間稲荷神社The shrine to Inari at Kasama is one of the most important to the deity in Japan, after the famous shrine complex at Fushimi in Kyōto of course. The centre of Kasama used to be here, and the nei...  more »
  • Was lined with shops selling souvenirs and accessories ago the shrine. Within the Wisteria was at their best. Like the three greatest Inari shrines in Japan, Inari also. Sculptures of the sanctuary building was fine. At the end, is a shrine to Daikoku, method and stamp are two delightful.
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  • Do not know the parking does not approach, vanished from the side. In front of the shrine and saw splendid shrine, Nakamise. Your company worthy and individual attention. Indeed there is only attractions. You can fully enjoy didn't hustle and bustle of the Asakusa Nakamise. Inari sushi is recommended.
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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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  • One of Japan third Inari. Is good in the wider environment. Fox Fortune there. Nakamise, where sushi and Poker can eat in situ ice, ice cream, etc.
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  • Shops are lined in front of the gate and lively. Toward the haiden, the pagoda is located outside the walls of the right. Nokyo-sho include two Inari Shrine of daikokuten.
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  • Famous Inari-SAMA. It is a splendid building. Inari-SAMA became more concerned about the main right back out on the premises of another. I'm imagine success Inari. Nice!.
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