The Japanese word for fox is kitsune (traditional Japanese) and fokkusu (English loanword).
|Fox (English loanword)|
A supernatural fox from Japanese
A nine-tailed fox from Japanese
mythology that tricks humans
Interesting facts about foxes in Japan
What do foxes symbolize in Japan?
Foxes are a very common theme in Japanese history and religious mythology and are highly intelligent and cunning supernatural entities that are able to shapeshift. Inari is a very popular deity in the Shinto religion and represents prosperity, general well-being and rice.
Are there foxes in Japan?
There are red foxes in Japan. They can be found in the rural parts of the country but the best place to see them up close is at the Zao Fox Village near Shiroishi.