Sasuke Inari Shrine / Kamakura Kanagawa

While in exile on the small island of Hirugakojima in Izu, Minamoto Yoritomo became ill and was visited by an old man in his dream. The man introduced himself as Inari from a secluded village and urged Yoritomo to rise against the Taira clan. Yoritomo later set up the Kamakura shogunate and

Sensoku Inari Shrine / Iriya Tokyo

A shrine remembered in connection with Takekurabe, a novel by Higuchi Ichiyo, a woman Japanese author of the Meiji period. Shi is also famous as a portrait of a five thousand-yen bill. [wzslider]