Friday, January 22, 2010

What big ears you have!

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Pairs of fox (kitsune) statues are common throughout Japan, as they are the guardians of Inari shrines. There is a massive diversity of styles and designs, and I have seen some pretty strange ones, but never any with ears like this!

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They are at a small Inari shrine within the grounds of a temple in Takahashi, Okayama.

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4 comments:

  1. I love kitsune! I'm a sculptor. I have tried several times to sculpt a fox, but I just can't seem to get it right. I think these are cool!

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  2. Hi Yun Hui
    I have some more interesting shots of strange kitsune I will post later :)

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  3. I'm with Yun Hui!

    I would love to see more of what photographed on this subject.

    Kitsune and Ookami masks are the main focal point of my work.

    ...Still not quite there yet, lol.

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