A regular dog on a regular walk part six, in “Nezu Shrine, Otome-Inari”

  People go to worship at a shrine.   So, I’ll also try it as a dog.   Many foxes greeted me, and I said “Hi” to them. Next, I continue to   “Otome”!? (Maiden)   These “Torii” (gateways) were built as a token of everyone’s hope, which came true. Going through the red Torii… I take a rest here in front of the, “Stone of the great writer.”       On a sunny day’s morning,   I made a wish gently and silently in peace.   These are just usual wishes, but Lots of sleep Lots of meals Lots of walking May I’ll be able to continue them. […]


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People go to worship at a shrine.

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So, I’ll also try it as a dog.

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Many foxes greeted me, and I said “Hi” to them.

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Next, I continue to

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“Otome”!? (Maiden)

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These “Torii” (gateways) were built as a token of everyone’s hope, which came true.
Going through the red Torii…

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I take a rest here in front of the, “Stone of the great writer.”

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On a sunny day’s morning,

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I made a wish gently and silently in peace.

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These are just usual wishes, but

Lots of sleep

Lots of meals

Lots of walking

May I’ll be able to continue them.

●Nezu Shrine

About 1900 years ago, Yamato-Takeru-no-Mikoto enshrined a deity for the first time in Sendagi. In the Bunmei Era, the shrine building was built by Dokan OTA. After that, Tsunayoshi TOKUGAWA, the 5th Shogun of Edo Shogunate, transferred the shrine and the current shrine was built. There used to be a Nezu-Yukaku, but it relocated to Susaki-Yukaku because of the construction of The University of Tokyo. You can do “Hatsu-Miyamairi” (literally, a first visit to shrine for newly born babies), purification, and praying for the well being of your family and for traffic safety. Tsutsuji (azalea) Matsuri Festival is also one of the attractions.

●Otome-Inari, Komagome-Inari

“Otome-Inari” (Maiden)… What a graceful sound is it!
In general, Inari-Shrines refer to the shrines where people pray for a large harvest since ancient times, but there is a deep hole inside this small shrine which represents female genitals which symbolized fertility. This is why it is called “Otome”-Inari.

A lot of vermilion-lacquered Torii (gateways) are dedicated to the shrine as tokens of gratitude from the people who had their wishes come true. It is located in the inner and outer subordinate shrines of Nezu-Shrine.

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