japanese fox spirit

Kitsunebi, watercolour.

Kitsune (狐) is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.
Kitsunebi (狐火) is a kaika (atmospheric ghost lights and fires of unknown origin similar to the will-o’-wisp) told about in legends all across Japan outside Okinawa Prefecture. As its name implies, it has a close relation to kitsune (foxes), and there are many theories stating that the glow of the sigh or long breaths of a fox, other than that it is also said that a fox is knocking together its tail and causing a fire, or that it is the glow from a ball that the fox possesses called the kitsunebi-dama (kitsunebi ball).

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



Joker (P5MC)

Skull (Sakamoto Ryuuji?)

Queen (Takamaki Ann?)


Inari (means “carrying rice” or “rice load” in Japanese; inari is the Japanese kami (spirit) of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and worldly success, and one of the principal kami of Shinto)(Kitagawa Yuusuke?)


The kitsune is a Japanese fox spirit. These spirits are often seen with multiple tails, the most powerful having nine tails. It is said that with every century they have lived they gain another tail. Kitsune temperaments vary, some being good, helpful, and associated with the fox god Inari. Others are tricksters and lead people into misfortune. Some powers of the kitsune include the ability to possess people, transform into a human shape (though they are always revealed by their shadow or reflection which shows their fox form), and can create a fire called kitsunebi that they use lead people off the paths at night into the dangerous unknown.


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Teen Wolf / Hannibal - Crossover:


Jack Crawford and his team are confronted with a serial killer who believes that he is possessed by a Japanese fox spirit, a Nogitsune.

As the murders continue, Will realizes that they are all connected to one of their own. Agent Derek Hale was in some way or another involved with all victims, which leads Will to believe that the killer must be close to Agent Hale. In fact Will thinks that the killer is reaching out to Derek, sending him some sort of twisted love letter.

Supported in this theory by FBI consultant Hannibal Lecter, Will and Derek start a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the killer; a young man called Stiles.

Obsessed with Derek, Stiles turns out to be a dangerous foe to deal with and even a man as dangerous as Hannibal might just have met his match. When Hannibal finds out that Derek has a boyfriend and suggests protective custody for him, he summons Stiles’ rage upon himself. But with Derek’s boyfriend Mason already taken by Stiles, things are way more out of control than even Hannibal had anticipated. A final confrontation is inevitable as time is already starting to run out for Derek’s boyfriend…


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