Hatsu Uma Festival commemorates the day that Inari, the grain deity descended upon Mt Inari

Hatsu Uma Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine

This grand festival is held from 8:00 am Feb. 9.

The festival is based on the legend that the shrine deity, Inari (protector of grains, especially rice, and thus wealth/business in general), descended from heaven to the top of Mount Inari;

People pray for good business and a healthy family life; Access: JR Inari Stn. or Keihan Fushimi Inari Stn.; Tel: 075-641-7331; inari.jp/

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