INARI - Japanese Kitsune Raku Ceramic Fox - Fertility Totem - Shaman Aid - Shinto Spiritual Practice
This listing is for one Raku Ceramic Sculpture of a fox.
In Japanese the word for fox is Kitsune. Kitsune, the messenger of Inari. Inari, in Japanese Shintoism, is the god of the Harvest and hence of Fertility. Couples wanting a baby will go to an Inari shrine, to pray for a child. The colouring of the glaze is quite spectacular on this particular piece. The crackles, the rainbows, and copper spots are exquisite.
Inspired by my time in Japan and the delight in discovering some weathered and moss-covered Shinto shrines in unexpected places, I started researching the deities and ideas behind these shrines.
Many are devoted to Kitsune, a fox spirit. Kitsune means fox in the Japanese language. Kitsune is a representative of the god Inari, who is the god of Rice and the harvest. Since foxes are often seen at the rice harvest time hunting for mice, hence they have become a symbol of fertility. They are seen as a helper spirit, hence their connection with the Rice Harvest. Foxes have always occupied a special place in Japanese mythology. Often fox spirits are seen as a sort of shape-shifter, with the power to take human form. There exists many Japanese folk tales and legends in which a fox inhabits a human form. Sometimes portrayed as a Trickster, Kitsune are also depicted as faithful guardians, lovers, spouses and friends. In Japan, Kitsune is the Guardian of the deity, Inari, a Shinto kami. Inari is considered the Harvest god, and hence the god of Fertility. Inari foxes are called Zenko, and are benevolent and helping deities. The more tails a Kitunse has, the more spiritual power it has acquired. A Kitsune may acquire up to 9 tails.
Please note, this particular fox, had a small breakage on his left front leg. I have repaired it carefully with glue, and it is not noticeable. I do offer a reduced price for that reason.
Height: approx. 8.5 cm Width: approx. 3 cm Depth:approx. 10 cm
READY TO SHIP I packaged all of my ceramics very carefully with lots of bubble wrap, and try to use mostly recycled packing materials. If you prefer new materials only please send me a convo or message.