Antique Japanese Shinto Inari Fox A Pair (22S-29)

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This is an antique Japanese a pair of Shinto Inari fox which is Kitsune from Taisho (1910's-1920's). They are made of clay.

The god Inari is said to be connected with rice, tea, and sake. Given how important these three things are to Japanese culture, it comes as no surprise that over one-third of all Shinto shrines in Japan are dedicated to Inari. 

According to legends, the gods will often choose animals to act as their avatars or messengers. In the case of Inari, this animal is depicted as a white fox. Because of this, many Inari shrines will feature several small fox statues that serve as shrine guardians.

One Inari have Makimono, scroll which means immovable truth. 

This comes in a pair and will be a great for your entrance to welcome fmaily and guests.

10 1/2"W x 6 1/4"D x 21 1/2"H (each)