BABYMETAL – Learning session 02: INARI – instructive & fun !


Hey guys ! A brand new Babymetal video! This one is quite nasty 😉 This learning session is all about Inari Okami, the Fox god mistress! This video follows the first learning session, it should be better to watch it before ! Anyway, hope you will enjoy !

Here are some links about Inari:

What is shinto (little explicative video)

Academic works:


Official Koyasan website:

Others links:


All Babymetal Interviews (english subs):
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Session 01 : Early Shinto
Session 02 : Inari
Session 03 : Yokai
Session 04 : Kitsune (part 01)
Session 04 : Kitsune (part 02)

“Made by the fans for the fans”. Hope you will enjoy ! Feel free to share your feeling about it in the comment section.
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  1. Another interesting fact about Inari: S/he's not only worshipped in Japan. There are a surprisingly large, and still growing, number of people outside of Japan who pray to and venerate Inari Okami as a god, especially among neopagan communities with an interest in deities other than the usual Greco-Roman/Celtic/Norse deities. Heck, in the Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America, one of the only official Shinto shrines in America, there is actually a small official shrine to Inari as well as the larger main shrine, and an official Inari Shrine based out of LA just opened up recently, the Shusse Inari Shrine of America (though as of now it doesn't have an actual shrine building yet).
    Also, continuing the long tradition of new associations being connected to Inari throughout the ages as society changes, maybe a new one could be, for example, Inari seen as a protector of non-binary gendered people (Transgender, genderfluid, agender, etc.), due to Inari's own nature as an androgynous kami with no defined gender?

  2. My theory: Foxes became worshiped like cats were worshiped in Ancient Egypt, because they prey upon mice who eat grains. That explains the linkage of Inari = Rice = Foxes. Japan didn't get cats until something like the 5th century, and they weren't widespread until much later, but foxes were common natural predators of rodents. The more foxes you saw, the more your rice fields and granaries would be protected from rodents, the more prosperous you would be.

  3. Yay! I love these lessons! Wow, 22 minutes! Thank you for putting so much work into this! I really super appreciate it. It's so interesting, and helps to supplement my learning of Japanese language.

  4. So people make offerings and pray at the Inari shrines to ask fo good fortune in business and academic endeavours right? Or so I heard. she always seemed to me as a Kami of prosperity and wealth. However, I never bothered to delve deeper into the subject, so I learned a lot watching this!

    Fabulous video as always, thanks for putting so much effort into it; it must have been an even bigger pain to make, than it is to watch! 😛

    Just kidding, keep up the good work! One of the best Babymetal-related channels. And of course, I'll be waiting for the video on Kitsune-sama! See you! v/

  5. What is the surf music instrumental that starts at 8:17? Can you provide the name of the song and the name of the group that performs it?

  6. Here are some notes about the video:
    >> Check the description for links about Inari.
    >> About Inari: She/he could also be called Oinari.
    >> About Kukai: This japanese buddhist monk is quite famous. He has been very influential for japanese culture, and he is the founder of the Shingon Buddhism, a preeminent buddhist movement in Japan. He is also known under another name (posthumous name) : Kōbō-Daishi.

    >> About re-enshrinement: Kanjo was originally a Buddhist term, meaning to request a sermon of the Buddha with a sincere heart, and later, to urge a buddha or bodhisato/a to remain in the world to spread the teachings and save sentient beings. Kanjo later came to mean calling buddhas or bodhisattvas to descend to the altar in a Buddhist service; it could also indicate the actual words of supplication. In Japan the term gradually took on the broad sense of enshrining a buddha or kami in a building- for the first time.

    >> About Inari retribution: A proverb expresses the sentiment: If you slight Inari, retribution will strike "O-Inari san o somatsu ni shitara, bachi ga ataru"
    The belief is particularly strong with regard to moving, or abandoning, an Inari shrine. There is a story of a rich doctor who added his own stone to a rock altar on which three stones were already standing, thereby rudely blocking the other three. Shortly thereafter the doctor and his entire family perished when their house burned down. People interpreted the tragedy as Inari's anger at being treated improperly.
    Inari's retribution was in fact the reason it received court rank in the ninth century. Emperor Junna was stricken with a malady believed to have been caused by Inari, angry that trees had been cut on the sacred mountain.

  7. Hi everyone! This video was a kind of long to do, and it's quite complicated, but the subject isn't easy to deal with ! Hope u will enjoy! Let me know if you disagree with something inside the vid, and do not hesitate to share your point of view about who is Inari Okami !
    Thanks for watching, and see you !


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