Motomiya-sai (Festival of Fushimi Inari Taisha)
Fushimi Inari Taisha is the most famous Inari Shrine in Japan.
Inari is the god of farming and brings us a good harvest, business success and other blessings.
We can see pairs of white fox stats (they are belived the messengers of the gods) everywhere.
And there are many many tall Torii gate ! The bright red shows people's strong faith to Gods.
Fushimi Inari Taisha changes its appearance on Taishan Yoimiya-sai the day before Motomiya-sai and Motomiya-sai on the first Sunday or holiday in July after Doyo no ushino hi.
The red lights of thousands of paper lanterns are very amazing !!
We can enjoy this scene only two days per year !!!
At near the shrine, Japanese dance party like "Bon odori" is held.Everyone can join and dance during music is playing !!!
If you can stay at Kyoto during this festival, let's join and enjoy fantastic red nights !!!
Fushimi Inari Taisha http://inari.jp/en/