Cutting & Construction (Fushimi Inari Taisha)
It is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari’s messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds.
The hiking trail starts with two dense, parallel rows of gates called Senbon Torii (“thousands of torii gates”). The torii along the entire trail are donations by individuals and companies, with their name and date inscribed on the back of each gate. Follow the #paperdiorama or #japan tag on the blog for more illustrations like ‘Fushimi Inari Taisha’. I’d love to hear more of your suggestions too. Drop me a line using the contact form or say hello online with facebook, twitter or instagram. This little painting has also been included on the artist support pledge tag (#artistsupportpledge).