Kasama Inari Shrine, Kasama

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • I was here with a cruise ship shore excursion April 28. This wa a restful place to be after the crowds and noise of other venues during "Golden Week", the time of the Emperor abdication/ coronation.....  more »
  • We took the city tour bus which was about £1. for the tour around town, you can get off at any of the stops and catch the next bus. It all starts at the railway station and after an afternoon of...  more »
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  • I can't forget this place.. I wished to be here once again.
  • After visits, nokyo-Sho, was a vibrant, bustling shrines. Precincts in a nice, clean and I'm feeling very nice PS parking lot three greatest Inari shrines in Japan are also one of the three greatest Inari shrines in Kanto, so there is. Kasama Inari Shrine Fox's blessings bumper harvest business prosperity and wish fulfillment first visits, 12/8/2018
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