Saturday, August 7, 2021

Arikoyama Inari Shrine


The shrine was established to protect the castle built by the Yamana Clan on top of the mountain at the end of the 16th century.


A few years later the Yaman lost the domain and their replacements dismantled the castle and constructed it at the base of the mountain, now known as Izushi Castle.


It seems the shrine was disestablished, probably as the new lords built several shrines within the new castle grounds, however it was re-established in the early 19th century.


It is now the most popular shrine in the central part of the old castle town of Izushi, 


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