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Hi guys! this is an old image. This time a japanese folk tale of Tamamo no Mae.


Stories of Tamamo-no-Mae (玉藻前, 玉藻の前, also 玉藻御前) being a legendary fox spirit were written and collected in the Otogizōshi (companion tales) of the Muromachi period, and were also mentioned by Toriyama Sekien in Konjaku Hyakki Shūi. Edo period folklore then conflated the legend with similar foreign stories about fox spirits corrupting rulers, causing chaos in their territories.

In the story told by Hokusai, formed in the Edo period, the nine-tail fox first appeared in China and possessed Daji, concubine of Shang dynasty's last ruler King Zhou. She enchanted the king and brought upon a reign of terror that led to a rebellion that ended the Shang dynasty. The fox spirit fled to Magadha of Tianzhu (ancient India) and became Lady Kayō (華陽夫人), concubine of the crown prince Banzoku, causing him to cut off the heads of 1000 men. It was then defeated again, and fled the country. Around 780 BC, the same fox returned to China was said to have possessed Bao Si, concubine of the Zhou dynasty King You. It was again chased away by human military forces.  The fox stayed quiet for some period. Then she appeared in Japan as Tamamo-no-Mae, the most favoured courtesan of Emperor Toba. She was said to be a most beautiful and intelligent woman, being able to answer any question asked. She caused the Emperor to be extremely ill and was eventually exposed as a fox spirit by Abe no Yasuchika, who had been called to diagnose the cause of the Emperor's poor health. A few years later, the emperor sent Kazusa-no-suke (上総介) and Miura-no-suke (三浦介) to kill the fox in the plains of Nasu. Sessho-seki(Killing Stone) and Thousand Jizo Statues  In the 1653 Tamamo no sōshi (玉藻の草紙), an addendum was added to the story describing that the spirit of Tamamo-no-mae embedded itself into a stone called the Sessho-seki. The stone continually released poisonous gas, killing everything that touched it. The stone was said to have been destroyed in the Nanboku-chō period by the Buddhist monk Gennō Shinshō (源翁心昭), who exorcised the now-repentant fox spirit. He held a Buddhist memorial service after the deed, allowing the spirit to finally rest in peace.

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hotartfan Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely adore the legs
goomyiscute777 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Moral of the story:
karate1979 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
DrKinkfuel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017   Artist
beautiful colors
beautiful everything 
salyssong Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Naww cute but those shoes can't be comfortable to wear.
Flawless and astonishing design, as usual
Love the story and the pose she's in
Keep up your fantastic work Genzo
SWIPE-2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
My foxy :3 !!!
thorman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
cool que gran dibujo de tamamo no mae el espiritu zorro esta genial y fantastico me encanta te felicito mucho amigo es un gran trabajo:D:)
CasparySmith Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Foxy Lady!!!
KidoKoala Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Nice legs!!
TaurusMage666 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
God damnit man I really wish you would redo the pic but with no human ears
TaurusMage666 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
This pisses me off. Why the hell did you give her human ears??????
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Because it was requested in this way for the commissioner
Hillmaee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Hot Damn thats cool and cute. The Style you use is amazing. 
Grahamhorridge68 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Cool I love it 
tmastered Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Great stuff.
jugan54 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
HEYLLER Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student Artist
Yeah Yeah Yeahnice Yeah Yeah Yeah nice Yeah Yeah 
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Dragonkingmark Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
gorgeous work on Tamamo ^^
vanBlood Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Ladyghoul Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
As well drawn as the character is, the jarring "floating on top of a stock photo background" brings me out of the illustration's immersion. For constructive criticism I would personally work on areas around the feet and legs to make sure the characters look grounded in the background; a cast shadow doesn't really do much if her feet still look like they're floating and don't match the actual angle of the ground.
KaneCarmenPD13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hobbitshire Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Marvellous colors and detail.
fusah1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hermoso dibujo!!! no tenia idea que tambien tenias instagram, comenzare a seguirte por ahi 1313... como siempre buen uso de la luz y la sombra, aunque a la mayoria le pase desapercibido me gusto mucho como te quedaron las hojas de los arboles, saludos :D
EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Estudiando la historia de los kitsune japoneses, el huli jing chino y el kumiho coreano, tuve la oportunidad de leer sobre Tamamo no Mae.
Es un gran dibujo como siempre :) Gran diseño con la ropa, rojo color de la pasión y lujuria, un perfecto fondo y me gusta el detalle de la lámpara. Sigue así ^^
DoctorOTK Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Student General Artist
lmao if you ever played orochi 3 it the names are somewhat familiar and it makes some sense (story of game doesn't connect with folktale lore but it makes sense that Tamamo tricks Daji)
YouloudeFanyou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the outfit and the lantern
flowergirl17 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sexy and I know it that's what it's telling me
taemart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wow i love it
mistypartygirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
CommonFire Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
She looks like she has her life figured out ha ha
allvana Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks really beautiful~ amazing job!
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
themexicanduck Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wicked curves
kikiu-mokka Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
todo el pecho y todo el poto mostrándose en un mismo ángulo??? wtf 
razielapprentice Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Can't get over how beautiful this is. I think this is one of your best.
razielapprentice Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
LOVE THIS! And wow, I knew about Daji, but didn't know about all the other havoc she wreaked. Holy shit. But she repented? So she's not evil anymore? 
Saurial Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Grande genzo ctmdreee
avatarband Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning! Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died. Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you
Salenta Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colours of her costume and this magic glou of lantern! And she looks so hot !
TswordZ Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive one!
RaymondEternal Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Foxy lady!
Relajavo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
solo el mejor artista del mundo lograria hacer una gran pose como esa BOI 
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
very beautiful!
Caine-of-Nod Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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ace-of-spades3220 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reminds me of a League of Legend champion Ahri... ;;' if you look her up you'll probably wouldn't see it but like her ears and her clothing looks similar to ahri owo
Decagone Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Ahri inspiration?
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
kitsune inspiration :)
Universaldramon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Reminds of EXTRA Caster, appropiately enough
Mattasu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Wow great work!
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