Inari Konkon Koi Iroha
This is a romantic comedy about a high school student named Fushimi Inari who acquires supernatural powers of transformation at will after meeting the Inari deity, Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami. Known as "Uka", the deity is the main deity of Fushimi Inari-taisha. While in the anime she is worshipped at "Inari Shrine", the shrine is modeled after the real-life Fushimi Inari-taisha. Moreover, the family names of the characters in the story are based on locales in Kyoto, such as “Fushimi”, “Tanbabashi”, “Sanjo”, “Marutamachi”, and “Sumizome”.
©2014 Morohe YOSHIDA/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA/Inari Partners
Sightseeing Spot in This Area
There are many famous shrines and temples in Kyoto. A landmark location from the anime is the main shrine of the 30,000-temple strong Inari deity, Fushimi Inari-taisha (as pictured). It is famous for its "Senbon Torii”, which consists of thousands of vermillion torii gates lining up the main path and is a popular photo shooting spot for visitors. Sekihoji Temple, a temple located near Fushimi Inari-taisha, was the home of Edo-period painter Ito Jyakuchu, late in his life. The 500 Rakan stone statues in the groves behind the temple are said to be based on his sketches.