Inari Okami

Japanese kami of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and Sake, of agriculture and industry etc
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Inari (稲荷, also Oinari) is the Japanese kami (spirit) of fertility, rice and agriculture.[1] Inari is sometimes represented as a male, female or both.

Inari and her fox spirits help the blacksmith Munechika forge the blade ko-kitsune-maru (Little Fox) in the late 10th century. This legend is the subject of the noh drama Sanjo Kokaji.

The traditional messengers of Inari are foxes.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hōki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 386.