Fushimi Inari Shrine is symbolized by its red Torii gates.
The red color is called Syuiro(vermilion color) in Japanese, and the Syuiro represents a feeling of cheerful hope, which is the source of life, mother earth, and production.
It is the origin of faith for the spirit of Inari Ookami.
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Fushimi Inari Shrine is being made famous by its tunnel of red Torii gates which makes us stun and gives us stimulation even though it looks quite strange.
There are about 10 thousand of Torii gates on Mt. Inari in which Inari Shrine is located.
The life of one Torii gate is about fifteen years and even now the oblation of Torii gates is still carrying on.
On the record, such a custom of oblation of Torii gates began in Edo Period.