― Kitsune ∙ In Japanese folklore the Kitsune is an intelligent and magical being. It is a Japanese fox. It is noted for having as many as nine tails.The exact number of tails it has reflects its age, power and wisdom. When it gains its ninth tail, its fur becomes white or gold. ∙ There are two common classifications of Kitsune: The Zenko (literally good foxes) are benevolent, celestial foxes associated with the Shinto Kami or spirit god Inari; they are sometimes simply called Inari [...].