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Kitsune by GENZOMAN Kitsune by GENZOMAN
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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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
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
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