Yamagato Shrine
Owner Yamagato Industries Established 2017
Purpose Shinto Shrine
Status 24 hours

The Yamagato Shrine is a traditional Shinto shrine constructed in 2017 on the western outskirts of Yamagato Park. Its official name is Yamagato Inari-ji, and is dedicated to Inari the kami of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and worldly success, and one of the principal kami of Shinto. The shrine is a primarily wooden structure sitting on a quarter acre plot of redeveloped land in the middle of the revitalized urban heart of Yamagato Park. The shrine is accessible by a set of granite steps that lead into the shrine grounds, bordered by tall pine hedges. From the stairs, a series of twenty vermilion-painted torii (wooden arches) lead visitors to the small shrine proper. The shrine grounds exterior is lit by street lights at night, but the interior grounds are only lit by natural light (including open-flame lanterns and candles). Two white marble fox statues are hidden among the greenery of the shrine grounds.

Yamagato Shrine

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