Shrines & Temples

    Origami Inari Jinja Shrine

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    Origami Inari Jinja Shrine

    Guardian deity for working women that Oyuki Morgan worshiped

    Origami Inari Jinja Shrine is one of the oldest Inari deities as well as Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. The inari-zuka mound is said to have retained the same shape for 1,500 years. This shrine is on the same lay line (line of direction linking holy places) with Fushimi Inari, having mystical connections from ancient times. It is well-known as guardian deity for working women, as it helped save sick imperial court ladies in the Edo period (1600-1868), and became the focus for women's worship. There is a famous episode that a maiko (apprentice geisha), Oyuki, married a man from the Morgan family who owned a large USA conglomerate deeply worshipped this deity.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012


    Name Origami Inari Jinja Shrine
    Address 25 Nishinoyama Nakatomi-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-581-1834
    Hours Entry (gate open) 6:00-18:00 (special prayer until 16:00)
    Recommended There are pretty amulets for women that the god of good matchmaking, blocking evil destiny and blocking flirtation.