Kyoto Fushimi Inari Tori Gates and Foxes Reusable Shopping Bag
Kitsune (キツネ) is the Japanese word for “fox", but in the Japanese folklore it designates a mythical creature, the messenger of Inari Ōkami, one of the most important kami in the Shinto religion. Since the Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto is the head shrine of Inari, there are hundreds of statues representing kitsune.
Kitsune are believed to possess superior knowledge, long life, and magical powers. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. A kitsune is a shapeshifter, and usually when it reaches the age of 100 years, it learn the ability to take on a human form. Foxes are also regarded to be faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives. Kitsune keep their promises and strive to repay any favor. Their gifts are usually intangibles, such as protection, knowledge, or long life.
Zenko Kitsune (善狐, literally good foxes) are benevolent, celestial foxes associated with the god Inari; they are sometimes simply called Inari foxes.
This charming bag is made of long lasting fabric printed with famous Japanese Tori gates.
This reusable bag comes with an inner pocket for carrying your keys, wallet or phone.
Size：20x30 cm, Handle: 10 cm
Material: 100% cotton.
Lovely item - it would make a unique gift! If any of your family or friends are interested in Japan, they're sure to love this as a present!
Please note: Details and colors of the images might be slightly different from the actual product. As it is hand made, small imperfections are common in the work in this quality range.