People/Characters: Kitsune

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The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
Kitsune-Tsuki by Laura V Baughshape-changer
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 25: Fox Hunt by Stan Sakai
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 7: Gen's Story by Stan Sakai

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1.) A petty thief and an entertainer, Kitsune supplements her busking career as a pickpocket. Stealing only from those that can afford it, she manages to find herself in the middle of trouble of one form or another.

2.) Kitsune (狐, キツネ, IPA: [kʲitsɯne] is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shape shift into human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.

Kitsune in Wikipedia

3.) In Kij Johnson's The Fox Woman, set in medieval Japan, Kitsune is the name of a young fox who falls in love with a human nobleman.

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