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Shoroshoro gitsune

ショロショロ狐
しょろしょろぎつね

Translation: a nickname based on the sound of falling water

Appearance: Shoroshoro gitsune is a white-furred kitsune who haunted the road between Tanegaike and Shichi Mountain. She is best known for transforming into a beautiful young woman and bewitching travelers. Her name comes from the “shoroshoro” sound of water falling in the foothills of Shichi Mountain. She is one of the famous Inaba Five Kitsune of Tottori Prefecture.

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