what is a kitsune?

img_1227.jpgThis blog is my container for art musings, reviews, everyday life wanderings.

Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others — as foxes in folklore often do — others portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives. – wikipedia

I am an artist who works with assemblage – used discarded materials and organic matter to create portraits, political statements, family history, personal transformation. I also do performance and photography. Check out my website www.judyshintani.com to see my art gallery, and find out about my workshops, and upcoming shows.

5 thoughts on “what is a kitsune?

  1. Dear Judy,
    I am in the A&C program at JFKU. I resonate with your fox lineage. In one of the first classes I took with Kaleo Ching and Elise, I met Fox Woman in my journey, and she became a protector and guardian. Gratitude for sharing your journey with us. I am thankful to all the creatives I have met through JFKU and elsewhere. Blessings as we walk this path together! Marlene Asha

  2. judy,judy,judy!!!!! this has been hidden to me for so long! I am in awe! the art is wonderful and the writing is fascinating—I will be coming to this site often. thank you for making it possible for me.

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