Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Kitsune Shrine

In the 9-hells-of-Beppu area is also a small Kitsune shrine (Fox shrine).

Kitsune are believed to possess superior intelligence, long life, and magical powers. Unlike the tales in China and Korea foxes are highly regarded spirits, and portrayed as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives. The negative aspect of being a trickster is a later folcloristic addition coming from China and Korea resp.

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