The Chiyobo Inari Shrine 千代保稲荷神社

Unsual offering

In Kaizu, Gifu prefecture, the Chiyobo Inari Jinja, founded more than 1,000 years ago, is a small Shinto shrine dedicated to worshiping the Inari deity.

 

The Offering to Inari

Initially, one came to the Chiyobi Inari shrine to pray to Inari to ensure a good harvest. Today, visitors from all over the prefecture are asking for the prosperity of their business. To do this, the faithful place an exceptional offering at the feet of the kitsune, the messenger foxes of Inari: fried tofu! The abura-age latter is thinly sliced tofu and fried in two stages in frying baths at different temperatures. The tofu then takes on a supple and very resistant texture, making it possible to make inarizushi (pocket of fried tofu stuffed with rice and various ingredients).

 

offrande-aburaage

Fried tofu as an offering

https://www.chiyohoinari.or.jp/

Full of flavors

On the last night of each month, the shrine holds its monthly festival, which attracts enormous crowds until the early hours of the day. It must be said that the promise of meeting success in one's business by coming to pray Inari is enticing! As you walk towards the sanctuary, you will not escape the delicious scents escaping from the stalls of the restaurants and shops around. There are no less than 150 stores on Monzenmachi Street, which leads to Chiyobo Inari jinja.

To go further: Pray Japanese style.

 

kushikatsu

Do not hesitate to taste kushikatsu

kimishowota


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81-0584-66-2411
  • Timetable

    At Meitetsu Shin-Hashima subway station, take the bus and get off at the Chiyobo Inari jinja stop.
  • Access

    Open every day.

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