Fushimi Inari is the head shrine of about 30.000 shrines spread across Japan, consecrated to the Inari deity. Located at sacred Inariyama mountain in the southern suburb of Kyoto, where Inari was enshrined on an imperial order in 711. The ground contains five shrines and some small shrines (hokoro) are spread in the precinct. Inari is a deity of rice, harvest, rain, prosperity and safety. The shrine is well-known for its alley of “Senbon Torii” a thousand torii gates offered by worshipers. Shrines and torii gates are painted in vermilion red color which evokes the color of the rising sun and the sense of spirituality of the Japanese people.