This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.
I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes. It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants. 🙂
The creature of the day is the Kitsune. It is the Japanese word for fox. The Kitsune is believed to be able to take the form of a human. Part of the lore portrays as highly intelligent, having a long life, and magical powers. Three types of Kitsune are zenko, yako, and ninko. The zenko is known to be benevolent and tied to the god Inari. The yako are known to be mischievous or malicious. The ninko is a fox spirit.
12 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Kitsune”
yay! someone did kitsune! woo! i didn’t know that there were three different types. research time!!!
I didn’t either until I started putting together this post. It’s been learning more about the creatures I’m writing about doing the challenge. I’m getting all kinds of ideas for new books involving some of them. 🙂
Now I’ve heard of kitsune thanks to Poltergeist The Legacy and lately my sis keeps going on about them in Teen Wolf 🙂 I did not know there were different types, though. 🙂
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Sounds like I have a few movies and tv shows to catch up on. They are interesting creatures. 🙂
Saw a lot of those in designs and statues when I lived in Japan.
I bet that was cool to see in person. 🙂
I’m a fan of Teen Wolf and they have a kitsune character now and last season the baddie was the nogitsune. 🙂
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Sounds like I might have to catch up on Teen Wolf. 🙂
I love Kitsune and used one in some of my writing as well. I love going Japanese folklore for all sorts of new and interesting creatures.
Timothy S. Brannan
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Japanese folklore is very interesting.
Ooo- a Japanese familiar, how nice! (My surname is Fox.)
Nice post. My first year too at A to Z Blogging. All the very best to you.
My take on the letter K.