Kistune tattoo designs >.<
In Japanese folklore tales, the kistune was always my favorite. >.<
Inari Okami (稲荷大神)
Inari is the Shinto kami of rice, agriculture, foxes, industry, and prosperity. White kitsune (foxes) serve as messengers, and Inari is sometimes thought to take the form of a fox. This kami has been portrayed as female, male, and androgynous, depending on different traditions and personal beliefs.
Inari has proved to be a very popular kami to worship, especially in the world of business and industry. It is not uncommon for businesses to donate torii to Inari shrines, causing many Inari shrines to be marked by many rows of torii gates.
Over one-third of all Shinto shrines in Japan are dedicated to this kami, and worship of Inari is also present in some Japanese Buddhist temples. In addition to the multiple torii, Inari shrines commonly feature pairs of fox statues holding symbolic items in their mouths or under their paws. Offerings of fried tofu (thought to be a food loved by foxes), rice, or sake can be presented to these kitsune messengers, who will then ask Inari to favour that person in return.
Seven Samurai, quite possibly one of the most famous Japanese films of all time, responsible for inspiring The Magnificent Seven. It’s constantly on lists of Best Films of All Time.
Watching this made me want to watch Samurai 7 again, which was an anime adaptation of the film.
Izakaya in Omotesando, Tokyo
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