Kitsune by Night by sphinxmuse

Kitsune by Night

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Added: Jul 15, 2004
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    This is an interpretation of a creature from Japanese mythology and culture, a kitsune, which is something of a shape-shifting fox typically associated with the Shinto Kami (i.e. Deity) of rice, Inari. The paper lantern hanging from the Japanese maple, which is decorated by foxes frolicing near a torii gate, was directly inspired by a Ukiyo-e wood block print entitled "Summer Evening" by Utagawa Toyohiro. The kitsune holds a noh mask which suggests her deceptive nature as a being capable of shifting into human form.    If you are interesting in these intriguing creatures of Japan, I highly suggest visiting The Kitsune Page to learn more about them.

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kyrn's picture

I saw this on elfwood a while ago. It's absolutely gorgeous and are all the rest of your pictures. I really enjoy your style. The pink and blue work well together. Kitsune are great too! (I have some in my gallery too)

Guest's picture

nice colours and nice composition

Art at its best.