Despite my best efforts, I did not get to all of the shrines in Kyoto in three days. I tried really hard, though, and it left me exhausted. I made it in safely last night but I’m still too tired to put up a post that will do my trip any justice.
Instead, here’s a picture of something I bought at Fushimi Inari Shrine:
No, that’s not a shrine to Hatsune Miku!
There might be a rule against displaying the torii like that, but I don’t know… I smile every time I see it over there!
Behind them are my three(!) shrine books: the original one I purchased at Hakone Shrine in October 2012, a special Ten Shrines of Tokyo pilgrimage book, and a new, blank book from Hirano Shrine in Kyoto. (Also, my mother’s copy of Rubyfruit Jungle, which she gave me for my birthday.)
I cleaned out the bottom shelf to make space for my research books and the pamphlets that come with shrine signatures. Tomorrow, I’ll start posting more detailed accounts of my Kyoto trip.