Altar with Inari (the rice god/goddess) on a Fox - Japan - ca. 1900 (Meiji period)

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Altar with Inari (the rice god/goddess) on a Fox - Japan - ca. 1900 (Meiji period)
In very good condition

A Japanese rare to find Inari ( Fox) Bodisattva god/goddess of Rice, Food, protecting the farmers fields etc. riding on a Fox.

She sits on her fox behind a glazed door.

The little altar (Zushi in Japanese) has been gilded at the outside asweel as the inside

Inari is one of the most well known kami in popular folk Shinto. He (or she) is the god of rice and is related with general prosperity. In earlier Japan, Inari was also the patron of sword smiths and merchants. Primarily, however, Inari is associated with agriculture, protecting rice fields and giving the farmers an abundant harvest every year. One of the main myths concerning Inari tells of this kami coming down a mountain every spring when it is planting season and ascending back up the mountain after the harvest for the winter.


Height 9.5 cm ( 3,7 inch )


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