The shrine itself is a detailed example of an Inari shrine, a type of Shinto shrine found commonly through-out Japan in all sizes, from fairly small ones like in Shenmue to much larger structures. Inari (or "Inari Daimyojin" with a respectful suffix) is one of the principal deities of the Shinto religion and is the god of foxes, agriculture and industry among others.
|Ryo pays a visit to Yamanose Shrine|
in the evening.
|Not found in Shenmue, but I would not have been surprised if it was:|
a helpful summary for the prayer ritual.
As usual with Shenmue, the game has represented a typical small Inari shrine with great fidelity. If you have visited a Shinto or Inari shrine yourself in Japan or elsewhere, how did the Yamanose shrine in Shenmue compare?