White Dog Art

celestial fox

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on June 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

 

watercolor 6/2017

In Japanese mythology, a fox who lives long enough and gains a great deal of knowledge will reach an enlightened state, the Eastern sense of the ‘fox spirit’. 

I was exploring the spirit of the fox via google and discovered this song in which fox is presented as a kitsune or fox who is trying to reach heaven in the form of a shooting star. 

“To you my beloved to the land that lies beyond. Soaring through the heavens, she is moved to tears. I will fly out, I will dance in the night sky at the moment when this body disappears.”

So that’s what a shooting star is……. the Celestial Fox flying through the night sky.

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  1. Wow! I love this, Gretchen.

    • Thanks Jamie. This one is a bit different from my usual so I was looking for a background motiff. I finally put in my version of Aboriginal marking for stars and this led me to the anime. I fell in love with the video.

  2. Reblogged this on THE BeZINE and commented:
    This month from Gretchen Del Rio … a Japanse myth, a wise fox on her way to enlightenment – be sure to link through to Grechen’s site to view the narrative and short video.

  3. Thanks Jamie, an interesting nugget

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