I can't believe that this isn't in here yet.
A common creature in Japanese mythology is Kitsunes. Kitsune means fox. Most of the Kitsunes in the myths have mystical powers and the most common is the ability to transform into anything. A Kitsune's number of tails is a reflection of how powerful ...more|
, 163 months, post #1 |
Here is an interesting bit of information that I just found out.
Appearantly even though Kitsunes can take human form, it takes them
a while to learn their language (about a year to perfect it, they
say), but even so their are some words that Kitsunes have trouble
saying. One word in perticular that trips them up: "Moshi"|
This is why it somewhat customary when answering the phone in Japan
to say "Moshi Moshi" so that the other person knows that they
aren't talking to a fox.
<span style="font-size: 8px">*sidenote: I can't say "Moshi" but that is only because I can
, 163 months, post #2 |
That folklore seems pretty cool! Anyone knows where to get some
stories about them?|
From: Lady Sekhmet
, 163 months, post #3 |
That's a great tidbit thought Kitsune... I've been annoying people
for years by answering my phone with moshi-moshi but never knew it
had such neat origins :)|
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