JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY

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INARI

Picture of the Japanese Cookery God INARI from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Japanese Cookery God

Japanese God of Rice

You could say he’s a staple deity for a staple diet.

His wife is β€” or was β€” UKE-MOCHI, the Goddess of Reconstituted Food and Packet Meals. However the less said about that the better.

INARI has fox messengers β€” presumably to take orders for rice delivery. The Japanese were very fond of sending messages by fox. Could this have been an ancient form of fax transmission?

INARI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : INARI
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Cooking
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 11128
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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Inari: Japanese God of Cooking." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 17 Jan. 2014. Web. 17 September 2014.

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