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|Kanji in this term|
- (mythology, Shinto): A heavenly/celestial fox; a nine-tail fox said to be the most powerful form of the kitsune: Once they turn 1,000-years-old, they gain all nine of their tails, turn a golden color, and ascend to the heavens, where they become celestial foxes.
- 善狐 (zenko): "good foxes," sometimes simply called "Inari-Foxes"
- 野狐 (yako), 野狐 (nogitsune): wild fox
- 妖狐 (yōko): a "demon fox," (a kitsune)
- 九尾の狐 (kyūbinokitsune): a "nine-tailed fox"
- 九尾の妖狐 (kyūbinoyōko): a "nine-tailed demon fox"
- 狐の嫁入り (kitsunenoyomeiri): rain shower while the sun shines
- 狐火 (kitsunebi): "will o' the wisp"