Toyokawa Inari is the alias of a fox-riding god, Toyokawa Dakinishinten,
known as the Genius of Myogon Temple. The legend began in 1441,
and became the implicit belief of many warriors such as Imagawa
Yoshimoto, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
As the belief in this concept of a god of business prosperity and
family well-being spread nationwide, millions of people began visiting
here every year. This is one of the three major Japanese Inari gods,
including the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto.