Fushimi Inari’s well-known product
Su means vinegar and shi means rice; so it’s vinegar rice.
Fushimi Inari’s specialty food is a Inarisushi which is a form of sushi that stuffs the vinegared rice into Aburaage (deep fried Tofu).
Deep fried Tofu is the favorite dish of the foxes who are servant of god.
So, people made a gift it to god through fox.
According to shops, Inarisushi’s recipe and taste are different.
Amazake is a sweet beverage made from rice or sake less. It has popularity among people of all ages and both sexes as enriched drinks. The origin is appeared in the Heian era.
Wrabimochi is made using the roots of the bracken fern (warabi).
In Fushimi Inari, the warabimochi has the shape of the egg type though usual warabimochi has the square shape.?
It is soft and slightly sweet and the texture is so smooth.
Sparrow’s yakitori is signature food of Fushimi-Inari.
Fushimi-Inari has been well-known as a guardian deity of agriculture.
The sparrow is enemy of rice. So, eating sparrow’s yakitori means to get rid of them from rice field.
Saba means mackerel. In old times, it was difficult to obtain a fresh fish in Kyoto. A fresh fish carried from Wakasa bay in the Sea of Japan. Therefore, the salt played an important role to prevent mackerel’s rot. When the mackerel arrived at Kyoto, it becomes taste of salt enough. People in Kyoto like the Sabasushi, especially; it is eat at the Gion festival.
Nishin soba is soba (buck wheat noodles) with Nishin (herring).
It is said that Kyoto is a birth place of Nishin soba.
It is a special product of Fushimi Inari Shrine.?
Kitsune Udon and Soba, a noodle soup topped with pieces of aburaage (deep fried Tofu) is served at shops along Omote-Sandou and the hiking trail.?
Each shop waits for your coming and tastes them.?
The eat comparison of Kitsune Udon and Soba might be interesting.?
Can you discover the difference of the taste?
The Fushimi doll is called the oldest clay figure in Japan with the history of 400 years.
Clay is gathering from the Inari Mountain.
The Fushimi doll has sense of humor, and it makes us feel peaceful and it gives us a sense of familiarity.
These dolls in the picture are the typical type of Fushimi dolls. Many worshippers buy it as souvenirs.
There are a lot of things which made a fox a motif, such as the ornament, the mask, the strap, and rice crackers in shops.
Please find your favorite ‘fox thing’.
Special craft of Shinto implements had been developed in Kyoto. Shingu means altar fixtures of Shinto. They have classic designs and styles. So even now most of them are handmade. Fushimi Inari shrine area is a mecca of craft of Shinto Implements.
Kyo-Yaki or Kiyomizu-Yaki is a comprehensive name of Yakimono (pottery and porcelain) produced in Kyoto.
High senses of the design and the skill have been producing various kinds of Yakimono in two fields; Toki (pottery) and Jiki (porcelain).
The face of product is painted with wonderful pictures.
There are many sophisticated potteries based on high technique in Kyoto, especially Nomura Ninsai is a very famous potter.