Black Tips PRAYING / Praying Raku Ceramic Fox / Kitsune / Inari / Fertility
This listing is for one Raku Ceramic Sculpture of a Fox Praying. In Japanese culture foxes have a great deal of Mythology associated with them. I wanted to make a fox praying. It is a variation on the various other figures I make which are also in supplication. Perhaps, a projection of my own life. I feel foxes are mystical creatures.
In this sculpture I have played with leaving his nose, eyes, ears and the tip of his tail, unglazed. IN Raku, anything which is not glazed ends up becoming black. So it is kind of fun to play with that.
Many of the shrines in Japan 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.
Height: 9cm Width: 5cm Depth: 6.5cm
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.
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