In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Fushimi Inari-Taisha is the head shrine of Inari.
It is located in Fushimi-Ku, Kyoto.
It is a mind-boggling mountain passage of dizzying consecutive orange gates... each inscribed with Chinese poetry.
It's literally like walking through a poem.
There are many fox god memorials. We stopped to scribble our own but didn't put it on the shrine. We take them with us secrets. So sorry, Mr. Fox god!
Despite having abundant crowds... Fushimi Inari was quiet and peaceful.