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Hi there guys! This is an image done time ago for for the especial Doujinshi, NUDO that will be presented at Kaigai Manga Festa, Tokyo, Japan... so If you are in Tokyo this days give us a visit :) and pick this Doujin wich also contain more art from the artist of :iconudoncrew: Tokyo Big Sight, East-West Atrium, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo
11:00am to 4:00pm .Admission 1000yen ($12.50CDN)
CHILE!! ATENCION TEMUCO!! :D... Mañana viernes a a las 12 del dia estare, dando una charla sobre color digital, procesos y tecnica en Inacap durante el evento VOLUMEN 2, ojo la ENTRADA es GRATUITA! estare Viernes y Sabado en mi stand, llevare prints asi que si quieren darse una vuelta y charlar un rato :) mas info sobre el evento aqui
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Kitsune (狐 meaning fox) are an especial obakemono, usually present as a trickster band shapeshifter in japanese folklore. Is believed to possess superior intelligence, long life, and magical powers. They are a type of yōkai, or spiritual entity, and the word kitsune is often translated as fox spirit. However, this does not mean that kitsune are ghosts, nor that they are fundamentally different from regular foxes. Because the word spirit is used to reflect a state of knowledge or enlightenment, all long-lived foxes gain supernatural abilities.

There are two common classifications of kitsune. The zenko (literally good foxes) are benevolent, celestial foxes associated with the god Inari; they are sometimes simply called Inari foxes. On the other hand, the yako (literally field foxes, also called nogitsune) tend to be mischievous or even malicious. Local traditions add further types. For example, a ninko is an invisible fox spirit that human beings can only perceive when it possesses them. Another tradition classifies kitsune into one of thirteen types defined by which supernatural abilities the kitsune possesses.

Physically, kitsune are noted for having as many as nine tails. Generally, a greater number of tails indicates an older and more powerful fox; in fact, some folktales say that a fox will only grow additional tails after it has lived 100 years. One, five, seven, and nine tails are the most common numbers in folk stories. When a kitsune gains its ninth tail, its fur becomes white or gold. These kyūbi no kitsune (nine-tailed foxes) gain the abilities to see and hear anything happening anywhere in the world. Other tales attribute them infinite wisdo

One of the oldest surviving kitsune tales provides a widely known folk etymology of the word kitsune. Unlike most tales of kitsune who become human and marry human males, this one does not end tragically:
"Ono, an inhabitant of Mino (says an ancient Japanese legend of A.D. 545), spent the seasons longing for his ideal of female beauty. He met her one evening on a vast moor and married her. Simultaneously with the birth of their son, Ono's dog was delivered of a pup which as it grew up became more and more hostile to the lady of the moors. She begged her husband to kill it, but he refused. At last one day the dog attacked her so furiously that she lost courage, resumed vulpine shape, leaped over a fence and fled.

"You may be a fox," Ono called after her, "but you are the mother of my son and I love you. Come back when you please; you will always be welcome."

So every evening she stole back and slept in his arms."

Because the fox returns to her husband each night as a woman but leaves each morning as a fox, she is called Kitsune. In classical Japanese, kitsu-ne means come and sleep, and ki-tsune means "always comes".
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goomyiscute777 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Student General Artist
may i use this for one of my uploads. I'll give u credit.
cakypaDA Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
GREAT! Please, some more resolution!
grisador Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Best mythological creature ever !
wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Eye Chihuahua, what a gal.
ShimmeringEnchantrss Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
You did a beautiful job on this.
Lightning--Baron Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love fox girls. This is so good. Lovely colors and cute outfit. Lol She has both fox ears and human ears :p
xavgui Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
can you draw the Yuki-onna
dttb6296 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
That is so romantic I wish I can have a girl like that as my girlfriend.
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
fullerjames Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
nice picture
SydneyRocks Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that folktale is cute, but i like kitsune :)
MargravesEternity Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cute
Demondragonsoul Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
intresting...also the folk-lore at the bottom is welcome change!
nakufox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
very kool would you put this on a shirt..genzo...??
Inthilline Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Beautiful colors! +watch
by-golly Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Just noticed something... the fingernails on her left hand are black and pointed like a fox's claws, while the fingernails on her right hand are unpainted and normal! Nice touch there!
FP745A2001 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
That story was very sweet.
ArkBlitz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for explaining one of the many sources of Japanese folklore that were used in the Naruto series.
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
The pictures are always awesome, but it's also great fun to read up on them. This one was especially fun. :D
Levia-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Mm, you do have to wonder how such a distinct bit of mythology came about...
Cesarperry Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Notable II
Michael-TheFox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks Awesome!!! The way it came out,its amazing. Instant Fav.
Bad--Wolf--Bay Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thank you for letting :iconfantasy-universe: feature your work!
joe-7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Very beautiful!
WangJundu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for creating this excellent picture with your amazing skills, the color arrangement and the beautiful theme are what makes me so happy seeing it. Hope you can create more works like this in the future!

Love from Beijing, :kiss: Amazing work!
paws4thot Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is a superb peice of work, not just for the colour palate, but also for catching the spirit of a zenko, and for the way the costume mixes traditional Japanese and Euro/American design influences.

Also, domo oragato for the infodump.
bakurio007 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
my god that wonderful image
Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
Sugarthemis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
simply amazing !
BeRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Soo cool : D
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This is cute
igarcia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Zyden Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It bothers me that the hands are two different sizes and the feet cut off, but I love the stunning colour job.
yosilog Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful colors!
S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! ~
zen-pai Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nooooooooooooooo por la conchesumadre viniste a temuco y no fui por la chucha, justo me cortan el internet cundo avisan, me voy tirar de puente :noes:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
very awesome
NATILOkijung Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This is very lovely! Thank you for the bonus info on the kitsune folklore!! :thanks:
Rickycrash Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Lydywyn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ArtFurry Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
i love ur art style
incredible painting :love:
Kitsune-of-Awesome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I most certainly approve of this picture.
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Wonderful artwork, my friend! Better and better, congratulations! :)
SerinaGyrfalc Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The anatomy is a bit odd from what I've seen of your other stuff, but the picture's idea and use of color help keep it together and make it very nice to look at~♥
Cameron-Ohara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty hawt!
haraslida Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really love your wiki-attacks!!!!!!!!!!
Azuria1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Waw, lovely Kitsune!!
I like her leaf-umbrella
atram95 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
Iggy-1-55-306 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In your wiki-attack, you wrote that the Kyuubi gains nine tails after living 100 years, but I've read that it gains each tail after every hundred years, and when it turns a thousand years old it gains a higher status, becoming one of the immortals.
Now, I may be wrong, but I just wanted to let you know that.
Torvic89 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
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