5. Fushimi Inari| Kumatakasya

熊鷹社 扁額

Okusyo Hohaisyo ~Kumatakasya

The entrance to Oyama-meguri (Tour to Mt. Inari)

Neagari no Matsu

As the roots raised on the surface of ground, it is called as “Ne agari no matsu” = “root rising pine” and it is said that it has a mysterious benefit.
One believe is that “ne”(根) means root, but also “Price”(値) .
Thus people who do business, especially those involved in securities companies and stocks, say that they wait for the price (root) to rise, and have earned a strong faith as a lucky pine tree.
nother believe of the is that the shape of the pine tree root look like person
Also, as a belief of the common people, the shape of pine roots raised, are similar to people kneeling and praying, people called it as “kneeling pine tree” and it is said that if you touch the tree or go under the root, your body part such as hip or knee will be healed.

Fushimi Kandakara Jinjya(伏見神宝神社)

There is a path you can go up to east right after Neagari no matsu, which you can visit small shrine called “Fushimi Kandakara Jinjya”

Fushimi Kandakara Shrine (伏見神宝神社) was founded in the early Heian period, and is said to have been a place of worship since the time Inari Shrine was enshrined on the mountain. The gods of worship are Amaterasu Omikami and Inari Daimyojin.
It is said to be quietly enshrined in a bamboo grove and dedicated to the Tokusano Kandara, the treasure of the gods given by the Amaterasu Omikami. They are 10 different treasures. Okitsu kagami(mirror), Hetsu kagami(mirror), Yatsukano turugi(sword), Iku tama(gem), Taru tama(gem), Makarukaeshino tama(gem), Chikaeshino tama(gem), Hebino hire(card), Hachino hire(card), Kusagusano hire(card)
十種の神宝(沖津鏡、辺津鏡 、八握剣、生玉、死反玉、足玉、道反玉、蛇比礼、蜂比礼、品物比礼)

Branch path to Kuamatakasya or going back to Honden, Station

It will be about 5 mins walk from Okusya, if you come straight. From this point, if you go left to go back the Honden, Station about 10mins walk. If you go right soon you will find public toilet and 5mins walk to Kumatakasya. It will be uphill path, stairs to Kumatakasha. It could be tiring for people who are not willing to walk. But there is Otuka place at Kumatakasya, which is another feature of Inari Shrine.

Toilet before going to Kumatakasya.

Otsuka at Kumatakasya

Kumatakasya Shrine, Shinike pond


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