2015-07-28

kitsune fox legends

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. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .
. Inari 稲荷と伝説 Legends about the Fox Deity .
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kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends

. kitsune no yome-iri, kitsune no yomeiri 狐の嫁入り "the fox taking a bride" .
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damasareta 騙された to be deceived by a fox
tsuki 憑き... bewitched, possessed by a fox



. Inari 稲荷と伝説 Legends about the Fox Deity .

. Inari 稲荷 "Fox Deity" Festivals .

. Inarigami 稲荷神 fox legends about silk, cocoons and the mulberry tree .

. Hikyakugitsune 飛脚狐 伝説 legends about fast fox messengers .
Akita, Kochi, Shimane, Tokyo, Tottori, Yamagata.
- - - Kyoozooboo 経蔵坊 The Fox Kyozobo / TKeizooboo 桂蔵坊 The Fox Keizobo
Hikyakugitsune, hikyaku kitsune 飛脚狐 the Fox messenger "with flying legs" - Tottori
- - - Yojiroo 與治郎狐 / 与次郎狐 The Fox Yojiro
- - - Gengoroogitsune 源五郎狐 The Fox Gengoro
- - - The White Fox Genkuro 白狐源九郎 and Minamoto Yoshitsune
- - - Kumagaya Yasuzaemon 熊谷弥惣左ヱ門 Edo
- - - Kitarogitsune きたろう狐 / キタロウギツネ Kitaro the Fox
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. dokuro 髑髏と伝説 Legends about the Skull and fox .

. daimyō gyōretsu 大名行列 Daimyo procession - fox and badger legends .

. hanabi 花火 fox and firework legends .

. Hannya Shingyoo 般若心経 Hanya Shingyo Heart Sutra .
This Sutra is often recited if someone is bewitched or possessed by a fox or Tanuki.

. Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩と狐と伝説 and kitsune Fox legends .

. Kitsune no Atai 狐の直 / 狐直 from Mino .

. kuyoo 狐供養と伝説 Kuyo - Legends about Fox memorial service .

. Mino no Kitsune 美濃の狐 / 三野狐 The Fox of Mino. .

. nakōdo 仲人 Nakodo, legends about fox matchmakers for marriage .
Umahashisaka no Mansukegitsune 馬橋坂の万助狐 Mansuke Kitsune the Fox
Umahashisaka no Manjuuroo 馬橋坂の万寿郎狐 Manjuro the Fox

. oni 鬼と狐 demons and foxes .

Osakigitsune, Osaki Kitsune 尾先狐 / をさき狐 / オサキキツネ fox Yokai with a split tail
- see comments

. Osan-gitsune 於三狐 Osangitsune, a fox with three tails . - Hiroshima

. otoka オトカ(キツネ)/ オトカサマ Otoka Sama .

. sentakugitsune, sentaku kitsune 洗濯狐 the Fox doing laundry .

. shichiya 質屋 pawn shop and fox legend .

. soba 蕎麦 Legends about buckwheat and foxes .

. tenpura 天麩羅 . 天ぷら Tempura and fox legends .
..... サンクロウギツネ Sankurogitsune

. yakan 野干 a monster beast from ancient China .
probably ジャッカル jakkaru, jackal, or maybe a fox 狐.

. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain and fox legends .


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Kuda-kitsune, kudagitsune クダ狐 or Kanko 管狐, "pipe fox"
is a creature supposedly employed by Japanese kitsune-tsukai, those who use foxes as spirit familiars. Its use is described in various books, as follows:
In the Sōzan Chomon Kishū (想山著聞奇集) the kuda-gitsune is described as a rat-sized fox which can be kept in a pipe.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. Kudagitsune and tansu 箪笥 / 簞笥 chest of drawers .

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Mythology and Folklore - Kudakitsune:
In the area is also known as kudasho and it seems that some people saw a cat capture it. It had black fur and they say it looked like a marmot.
- source : mugetsu.silverblood.net

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kudashoo クダショー, kudasho クダショ Kudasho Fox - Shizuoka .



kudagitsune クダ狐
- reference : nichibun yokai database -
クダ狐 45 legends to explore
管狐 16 legends to explore


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yako 野狐 nogitsune, "fox in the field"
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Yako (野狐) is a spirit possession of foxes (kitsune), as told in Kyushu. To be possessed by it is called "yako-tsuki" (野狐憑き).
The yako, literally meaning field foxes, are also called nogitsune.

The appearance of a yako is almost completely consistent among all legends, and unlike real foxes, they are black or white, are slightly larger than a mouse, and smaller than a cat. The original yako is said to be invisible to the eye. In Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture, they normally bring along a great crowd that walks with them, and thus there is the phrase "yako's thousand-fox company (ヤコの千匹連れ yako no senbiki zure)."
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. Yamagata, temple 三蔵院 Sanzo-In Yako legend .


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source : dostoev.exblog.jp

遠野物語拾遺200 (野狐の情) The story of a grateful fox
Tono Monogatari

. Tōno monogatari 遠野物語 Tono Monogatari - Legends of Tono .


Shinozakigitsune, Shinozaki-gitsune 篠崎狐 the fox from Shinozaki
A shapeshifting fox was once freaked out by a traveling business man. It transformed into dead person and freaked out the man to take revenge.

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Come and Sleep: The Folklore of the Japanese Fox
Christopher Kincaid
Ideal wife and sexual vampire. Prankster and saint. Tree and train.
The Japanese fox left her paw-print on Japanese culture. She challenges traditional, negative views of women. She brings harmony and division. She possesses and protects. She is the shape of Japan's soul. Discover why the fox is Japan's most storied animal.
- at amazon com


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- - - - - ABC List of the prefectures :

.................................................................. Aichi 愛知県 ....................................................................

. Otoragitsune, O-Tora-Gitsune お寅狐 the Fox named Tora (Tiger) .
オトラギツネ - オトラサン "O-Tora San"


.................................................................. Akita 秋田県 ....................................................................
Aniai machi 阿仁合村

. gingitsune 銀狐 the Silver Fox .
and 阿仁銅山 the Ani Dozan copper mine




.................................................................. Aomori 青森県  ....................................................................

. The fox オバフトコロ Obafutokoro. .




.................................................................. Fukui 福井県  ....................................................................

. Osaisangitsune おさいざん狐 a fox named O-Saizan .
a White Fox, Protector of Taizan Fukun 泰山府君 / 太山府君 King of Hell



.................................................................. Gifu 岐阜県 ....................................................................

. Gero Onsen 下呂温泉 Gero Hot Spring Spa fox legends .

. kitsune kooyaku 狐膏薬 fox medicine .
Yamanaka Yakushi 山中薬師



.................................................................. Gunma 群馬県 ....................................................................

. 朱鶴 Azuru and the temple 茂林寺 Morin-Ji .
and - Bunbuku Chagama 文福茶釜 / 分福茶釜 Lucky Tea Kettle Story



.................................................................. Ibaraki 茨城県   ....................................................................

. Fox and Amida Raigo 阿弥陀 来迎 .
飯沼郷 Iinuma at the temple 弘経寺 Gugyo-Ji




.................................................................. Iwate 岩手県  ....................................................................

. A fox stealing iwashi 鰯 sardines .




.................................................................. Miyagi 宮城県  ....................................................................

. Charcoal legends, 炭俵 sack for charcoal .




.................................................................. Nara 奈良県   ....................................................................

. Fox using ohaguro お歯黒 blackening its teeth .


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大柳生町 Oyagyuson

村内山口神社の北隣に「柳の森」と呼ばれる小さな森があり、昔天をつくばかりに大きな柳の木があり、大柳生の地名もここから生まれた。 この柳は弘法大師が杖にしていたのをこの地に挿したのが大きくなったと伝わっていたが、京都の三十三間堂が建立される際、棟木に柳を用いることとなり、この柳も求められた。 大勢の人を集め運ぼうとしたが全く動かなかったところ、どこからともなく現れた小人が音頭をとると、するすると動き始めたという。

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akuta 悪田 fox from Akuta
悪田にいるキツネは人を化かすし、悪田には拝んでから入らないと事故があるといわれていた。
... 戦前には12月10日の亥の子の日に小学校で農作物の品評会が開かれていたが、キツネがその出品物を狙って提燈行列を作ってやってくるといわれていた。
... 1956年ごろのこと。親戚の家から棟上式のご馳走を自転車に積んで帰る途中、どんどんペダルが重くなって漕げなくなったので、中学校の近くで止めて一服した。すると畑の中に灯が点った。それからは自転車は軽く漕げた。翌日、畑の持主に聞いても「そんな時間に火は焚いていない」というので、自転車も灯もキツネの悪戯だとわかった。
... 1986年ごろのこと。バイクで山を通ったら春先なのに雪が積もったところに木がたくさん倒れていた。そのまま知らぬ山奥に迷い込んでしまい、大平尾集落に出てしまった。キツネの仕業。
... 悪田のゲンスケギツネが兵隊に化けて小学校に検閲に来た。みな騙されて敬礼をした。ゲンスケギツネは軍事演習の鉄砲に驚いて井戸にはまり、小学校に展示されたという。
... 猟師が悪田のゲンスケギツネを狩ろうとしておとりを仕掛けたが、なかなかかからない。やがて女が来て「奥さんが死んだ」と言ったり、野辺送りの行列が来たりしたけれども、ゲンスケギツネの仕業だと思って気にしなかった。ゲンスケギツネの姿を見て猟銃を撃ったら、当たりはしなかったが野辺送りの行列も消えた。
... キツネは朝、山できれいな娘に化けてスーッと通っていく。

gingitsune 銀ギツネ silver fox
子供のころ、悪田には銀ギツネが出るから、遅くまで遊んでいてはいけないと親から脅された。

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祖母から聞いた話。柳の森ではキツネがきれいな衣装を着て踊るという。
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戦前には12月10日の亥の子の日に小学校で農作物の品評会が開かれていたが、キツネがその出品物を狙って提燈行列を作ってやってくるといわれていた。




.................................................................. Nagano 長野県   ....................................................................

. Matsumoto 松本市, bewitched by a fox .

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上水内郡 Kami-Minochi district 信濃町 Shinano town

. a fox takes possession of a human .
and イナリオドリ inari odori rituals



.................................................................. Niigata 新潟県  ....................................................................

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Otohime gitsune, Otohimegitsune 乙姫狐 the fox princess Otohime
Otohime gitsune is the name of a kitsune—and a goddess—who lived in what is now the village of Kyūhirota in Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture.
Long ago, there was a goddess named Otohime. She lived in a mountain called Hatahikiyama. She was a clairvoyant, and was only known to the villagers by her disembodied voice which could be heard in the woods—nobody had ever seen her true form. Whenever the villagers would call out to her from the base of her mountain, she would answer their questions. ... more
- source : yokai.com/otohimegitsune...-

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. Grandma goes to sell soy sauce 醤油 .
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. A fox gets carrots and sato 砂糖 sugar .




.................................................................. Tochigi 栃木県 ....................................................................

. 山の神 kills babies .




.................................................................. Tokyo 東京  ....................................................................

. Edo roku Benten 江戸六弁天 Six famous Benten in Edo and foxes .
Minato ward 港区

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Chuo ward

. Fukiyachoo 葺屋町 and Sugiyama Daimyojin 杉山大明神 .

. Kakigaracho 蛎殻町 and kujaku 孔雀 a dead peacock .

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Arakawa ward 中央区
. Oide Kitsune, Oidegitsune 御出狐 the Fox Oide and the shrine おいで稲荷 Oide Inari .

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Edogawa ward 江戸川区
. The Ghost of a Dead Woman .

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Machida city 町田市
. three fox legends .

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Nakano ward 中野区
. kitsune-tsuki 狐つき bewitched by a fox .
and kitsune otoshi 狐落とし getting rid of the bewitching from a fox.
(2 more otoshi to explore)

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Nerima ward 練馬区
. hikeshi Inari 火消稲荷 Firefighter Inari Fox .

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Sumida ward 墨田区
. Fox and Inari legends .




.................................................................. Tottori 鳥取県  ....................................................................

. Legends about foxes from Tottori 狐と伝説 kitsune densetsu . *
Inaba gogitsune 因幡五狐 / / 因幡の五狐 five foxes from Inaba
Kyoozooboo 経蔵坊 The Fox Kyozobo
Keizooboo 桂蔵坊 The Fox Keizobo . . ..and more



.................................................................. Yamagata 山形県 ....................................................................

. Fox and Duck 狐 鴨 - Tsurugaoka 鶴岡市 .

. Monogusa Taro 物ぐさ太郎 "Do-Nothing-Taro" and his kitsune nyooboo 狐女房 fox wive .




.................................................................. Yamaguchi 山口県 ....................................................................

. tanuki to kitsune 狸,狐 the badger and the fox .


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. tofu 豆腐伝説 Legends with fox and Tofu  .

The fox has a special relationship to tofu, especially fried tofu, abura age 油揚げ.
They will be collected in a separate entry.

Yokai Database - tofu and kitsune - 15 entries (09. 12. 14. 20. 21.22. 25. 32. 33. 34. 36. 36. 40.)
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yokai database 妖怪データベース - 3216 entries (collecting)
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- - - - - 白狐 shirogitsune - white fox - 68 entries
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. The White Fox from Nara .


- - - - - 稲荷 Inari - 440 entries
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. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List . - Introduction -

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -
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“Prince Hanzoku terrorized by a nine-tailed fox”
Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

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The Enchanting Vixens of Japanese Folklore
- Corrupting kings and destroying dynasties, the nine-tailed femme fatale
- The succubi-type fox bringing illness versus the loving mother-type kitsune
- - - - - “Tamamo-no-Mae”
- The tale of Kuzunoha - mother of Abe no Seimei
- The mysterious kitsune continues to fascinate us today
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. kyuubi no kitsune 九尾の狐 fox with nine tails .
and Tamamo-no-Mae (玉藻前, 玉藻の前, 玉藻御前 Princess Tamamo Gozen)
Sesshooseki Hot Spring 殺生石 "the Murder Stone" and Matsuo Basho


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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kitsune: The Divine Inari Fox and the Demon Yokai Fox
by Linda Lombardi

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http://www.tofugu.com/2014/09/09/kitsune-the-real-and-fantastic-japanese-fox/
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Gabi Greve said...

kitsune no michi 狐の道 "Fox Road" in Okayama

https://kappapedia.blogspot.jp/2017/05/mado-monster-road.html
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Fukushima
Fukushima 福島県

相馬郡 Soma district 飯舘村 Iitate

shiro-ookami 白狼,shiro-gitsune, shirogitsune 白狐 white wolf, white fox

源頼朝 Minamoto no Yoritomo wanted to defeat a family called Sumitora 墨虎 "Black Tiger".
He brought a Mountain Deity 山神 and an Inari Deity 稲荷神 all the way from Kyoto and prayed for seven days and nights, with out food or sleep.
On the 15th day of the 10th lunar month, a white wolf and a white fox appeared and their footprints lead to a small sanctuary for Sanno 山王祠 high up in the forest.
He thought that was a hint from the Deities, started the battle and won it.
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https://japanshrinestemples.blogspot.jp/2018/01/yamanokami-kitsune-fox-legends.html
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Osaki Kitsune をさき狐 / オサキキツネ fox with a split tail
- known in 埼玉県 Saitama,東京都 Tokyo and 神奈川県 Kanagawa
This is a kind of Yokai monster weasel or small fox with a split tail, also written 尾先, 尾裂」「御先狐」or「尾崎狐」. Some see it as a Yokai. It used to be known in the Chichibu area and then spread all over Musashi province. Before choosing a bride or groom, on has to carefully investigate the family to make sure it does not live with the family and comes along. The bride might give birth to foxes and leaves the family soon after giving birth.
Some Kitsune-women also give birth to mice before disappearing, and the whole family becomes unhappy and unlucky.
also known as osakigitsune オサキギツネ
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.jp/2018/04/musashi-province.html
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Tokyo 箕輪村
shirogitsune 白狐 white fox
There is an old family in Minowa. They tell a tale of a white fox who fell into the well and died on the first day of the New Year.
Since then the family had misfortunes and lost all their wealth.
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2018/06/minowa-district.html
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Legend from Tokyo Ikebukuro and Asakusa
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The foxes from 野中 Nakano were eight siblings, and always played around human beings without any harm.
Most of them took the form of a beautiful man and got married. This is the same behaviour as 池袋村の狐 the foxes from Ikebukuro village.
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2018/07/ikebukuro-district-toshima.html
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Osaki Kitsune をさき狐 / オサキキツネ fox with a split tail
... wikipedia :
Osaki is a type of spirit possession of a fox told about in legends of Japan. They are also called osaki-gitsune. They can also alternatively be written 尾先. Other ways of writing them include 尾裂, 御先狐, 尾崎狐, among others.
..... Families that have osaki are called "osaki-mochi" (osaki havers), "osaki-ya" (osaki propieters),
"osaki-tsukai" (osaki users), and so on.
They never show themselves and are said to bring gold and silver, rice, and other things on a whim. Osaki-mochi are said to avoid contact with society and marriage with others and only marry among each other. This is said to be because if someone from an osaki family marries into another, the other family also becomes osaki-mochi, and this has often been one cause of societal tensions in relation to marriages.
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much more
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osaki
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Osaki from Mount Akagisan
https://heianperiodjapan.blogspot.com/2018/12/akagisan-mount-akagi-legends.html
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