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Onji no kitsune

恩志の狐
おんじのきつね

Translation: the fox from Onji

Appearance: Onji no kitsune is a wicked, eldery, brown-furred kitsune who haunted the area between Onji and Iwami. His favorite prank was to light a magical lantern and pretend to help travelers on the road, but actually lead them deep into the mountains and abandon them. He is one of the famous Inaba Five Kitsune of Tottori Prefecture.

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