In July, during Gion Matsuri,Fushimi Inari has a special event in which lanterns are used to illuminate the torii gates in the area.
This event is a particularly popular night to visit the shrine which is already considered the most popular destination for tourists in Japan.
|The main gate leading to the shrine.|
|Many people get dressed up in yukata.|
|Rows and lanterns and red color everywhere.|
|A bon dance stage with a guest performance by Okinawa style Esa dancers/drummers.|
|Nice light here.|
|Moon over the main shrine building (honden).|
|Shinme, a god horse statue.|
|Painted lantern boxes and fox-shaped ema plates behind a person wearing a yukata.|
|Lanterns and moonlight|
|Girls wearing yukata and fox masks waiting for a train.|