Kitsuni (Fox) Guardian Statue. Carved Stone. Inari Shrine.

Stone foxes, sometimes dressed with red capes, act as guardians to Japanese Shinto shrines. The foxes also act as messengers to Inari, the goddess of agriculture.

I want these in my garden some day, they are so sweet <3!

Japanese folk lore - forest spirits garden statues - based on Princess Mononoke a 1997 Japanese animated epic historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli

The fox has been revered as a wise, intelligent (sometimes mischievous) creature in Japanese mythology, figuring into many ancient tales as a yokai (spirit-creature) of much reknown. Able to shapeshift and grow even wiser with great age, the multi-tailed KITSUNE was one supernatural being that truly commanded respect and awe in Japanese history! #Kitsune #Fox #Yokai #JapaneseMythology #Kami #Japan #Mythology #MrPsMythopedia #Infographic https://www.facebook.com/MrPsMythopedia/

The fox has been revered as a wise, intelligent (sometimes mischievous) creature in Japanese mythology, figuring into many ancient tales as a yokai (spirit-creature) of much reknown. Able to shapeshift and grow even wiser with great age, the multi-tailed KITSUNE was one supernatural being that truly commanded respect and awe in Japanese history! #Kitsune #Fox #Yokai #JapaneseMythology #Kami #Japan #Mythology #MrPsMythopedia #Infographic https://www.facebook.com/MrPsMythopedia/

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kiisaki: In ancient times, the land lay covered...

kiisaki: “ In ancient times, the land lay covered in forests, where, from ages long past, dwelt the spirits of the gods.

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