- Shobaihanjyo (Success in Business)
- Kanaianzen (Family’s Safety)
- Mubyosokusai (Good Health)
- Gohkakukigan (Passing Exams)
- Yakuyoke (Protecting from Danger)
- Kohtsuanzen (Traffic Safety)
- Shinganjyoju (Fulfilling Praying)
- Omiyamairi (Happiness for Babies)
- Shichi-go-san (Celebrating the Children Growth)
Kugenuma Fushimi Inari Shrine provides the following various kinds of prayers for:
- Hatsumiyamoude (Happiness for Babies)
- -Kohtsuanzen (Traffic Safety)
- -En-musubi (Good Chance of Marriage)
- Shichi-go-san (Celebrating the Children to be seven, five, three years old)
- Anzan Kigan (Easy Delivery)
“Inari-no-ohkami” is the generic names of these five kami (deities).
The name of kami (deity), “Inari” means the kami (deity) that grows rice. (“Inari” means rice growing. “Ina” can be called “Ine”. ”Ine” means “rice.”)
The Japanese people have continued to eat rice as their staple food to keep their lives. Rice
grows by receiving blessing from heaven, earth, and nature. There is no exaggeration to say that “Inari-no-ohkami” is the kami (deities) to protect the lives of the Japanese people, and the symbol of miraculous heaven and earth.
This is the root of the faith in “Inari”. Today, “Inari-no-ohkami” collects faith widely as the guardian kami (deity) of Shobaihanjyo (Success in Business), Kanaianzen (Family’s Safety), Kohtsuanzen (Traffic Safety), and Geinoujyotatsu (Better Performing Arts). The power spreads to anywhere in Japan.
As explained about this kami (deity) in the old “Norito” (Shinto praying words) “Kore Ine no Mitama nari Uka-no-mitama nari”, “Uka-no-mitama ?no-ohkami” is the kami (deity) of grain. “Uka” can be called “Uke”, “U” means “good”, “Ka” or “Ke” means food. “Mitama” means the power to grow life. “Mitama” means the precious power of the source to grow cleaness. This kami (deity) is enshrined as a deity for lives.
According to the legends of kami (deities), our food such as five staple grains, fish, livestock, and silkworms used for basic materials of clothes has been brought by this ohkami. Amaterasu-ohmikami (the ancestral sun deity) instructed rice as the staple food for the Japanese people. Japan has been called “Toyo-ashihara-no-mizuho-no-kuni” as the base national prosperity. (“Mizuho-no-kuni” means “the Land of Rice-plants.”)
Satahiko-no-Ohkami lead Ninigi-no-mikoto (grandson of Amaterasu-ohmikami) and his party to Mt. Takachiho-no-mine in Hyuga (the old name of Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu) at the time of his descent from “Takama-no-hara” (High Heavenly Plain).
This kami (deity) is the guardian kami (deity) for better luck and traffic safety.
Ohmiyanome no Ohkami worked under Amaterasu-ohmikami (the sun deity) in “Takama-no-hara” (High Heavenly Plain), then served as a closed advisor to the emperor on the earth. This kami (deity) had a peaceful relationship between kami (deities) and people, or between rulers and servants, and dedicated warm heart with thoughtful care and graceful wording. Inari-no-oh-kami (five deities) is respected as a guardian kami (deity) of success in business, because of Ohmiya-no-me-no-ohkami ‘s behavior and mind, following this kami’s wisdom and quick action, charm and rhetoric.
Tanaka-no-ohkami is believed that the people living at the foot of Mt. Inari have worshipped since before Inari Shinto Shrine was enshrined.
Shi-no-ohkami is believed that the Hata family who worked as Shinto priests have worshipped from ancient times.
WAKIMIZU (Water upwelling from the ground)
When the well was sunk, it stroke the vein of water issuing a lot, and used as “Goshinsui” (The water blessed from kami (deity).”
The “WAKIMIZU” water is used for tea, coffee, or alcohol and water. It contains minerals a lot. Built on the right of the approach to the shrine, the prayers pass “Ohtorii” (the large Shrine gate”) and “Taikobashi” (the winding bridge), and then wash their hands, rinse their mouths, cleanse their bodies here to offer pray. The “WAKIMIZU” water is upwelling throughout the year.