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On The Fox Trail……At Fushimi-Inari Shrine (Kyoto)

  For the last couple of years this wonderful place has been voted by foreign tourists as the number one site in Japan and it’s quite easy to see why but it hasn’t always been that way for this is actually … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Zao Fox Village (Miyagi)

  The fox (kitsune in Japanese) has long been an important animal in local folklore and mythology. Inari is the rice god and so powerful that humans can only communicate with him by sending requests via his messengers; foxes, who … Continue reading

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Leicester Raid The Palace

I went to my first away game since the 2002-2003 season yesterday as I made my way down to Selhurst Park with my mate Marchy to see Leicester play Crystal Palace. It turned out to be a successful day as we managed to … Continue reading

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Kansai Trip 2011 Pt I: Fushimi-Inari Taisha

I’d never heard of this shrine until a few months ago and so this became my first port of call on my fourth trip to Kyoto. After a long sleepless night on the bus from Tokyo to Osaka followed by … Continue reading

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Bobby Smith R.I.P.

Like most football fans I have occasionally thought about my favourite all-time Leicester City team gathered from those who have donned the Foxes shirt over the 26 years which I have supported them. Far more interesting than that is the idea of … Continue reading

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