Category: kyushu

Probably the most bizarre thing I found on my roadtrip. At the…

Probably the most bizarre thing I found on my roadtrip. At the gift shop of Dejima they had a set of anime postcards. 

So enjoy anime drawings of the Japanese Dutch Trading Post.

Spectacles Bridge in Nagasaki is one of the oldest stone arch…

Spectacles Bridge in Nagasaki is one of the oldest stone arch bridges in Japan (supposedly) 

Nicknamed Spectacles Bridge because viewing from the bridge from the stepping stones (shown in the picture below) will reveal a reflection that looks like glasses.

 Also pictured is a lovely friend I found near the bridge.

Stone fox statues and stone lanterns at Yutoku Inari Shrine

Stone fox statues and stone lanterns at Yutoku Inari Shrine

I really liked this lantern at Yutoku Inari Shrine

I really liked this lantern at Yutoku Inari Shrine

Many more tiny shrines at Yutoku Inari Shrine

Many more tiny shrines at Yutoku Inari Shrine

Rows of Torii at Yutoku Inari Shrine.All the pictures you’ve…

Rows of Torii at Yutoku Inari Shrine.

All the pictures you’ve seen of shrines with many torii in a row are from various Inari Shrines around Japan. 

Inari is the god of rice, industry, wealth, and prosperity. The purpose of the many torii gates is that businesses will donate the gates to the shrine in order to gain favor from Inari to help their business succeed.

In these kinds of Torii tunnels each gate will have writing on it, those are records of the people/groups who have donated money to the shrine.

The architecture of the main building of Yutoku Inari Shrine.

The architecture of the main building of Yutoku Inari Shrine.

The two guards of Yutoku Inari Shrine in Saga Prefecture(This…

The two guards of Yutoku Inari Shrine in Saga Prefecture

(This blogs gonna be all about fox shrines for the next couple of days so get ready)

Shinmei-kan Ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen. The bridge leading to the…

Shinmei-kan Ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen. 

The bridge leading to the entrance reminded me of the Spirited Away bathhouse.

River running through Kurokawa Onsen in Kumamoto prefecture.

River running through Kurokawa Onsen in Kumamoto prefecture.