After cleansing your hands and mouth at the chozuya washing basin, head through the two-storied gate and around the Outer Worship Hall to the Main Hall and the Inner Worship Hall. Ring the bell to wake the gods and offer a prayer. The “Thousand Torii” (senbon-torii) start behind the Main Hall. There are actually about ten thousand torii total on Mt. Inari, lining the pilgrimage paths, and visitors and worshippers from all over Japan and the world venture inside, deeper and deeper as if they are being drawn by the vermilion color.