Fushimi Inari Shrine is dedicated to the Shinto gods of rice and sake, but people don’t come much to worship those. The Shinto god of business is worshipped here, too, and that brings a lot of businessmen. Everyone else stops by to see the more than 5,000 torii, or gates, that lead to the shrine. Walking under them is like walking through a fiery red tunnel, and visitors leave behind tiny torii replicas as part of their prayer.
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