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Inside Yoi the Pure Hidden Kitsune.


A kitsune is the Japanese word for fox, they're widely prevalent in Japanese folklore. It is said that all kitsune have the ability to shape shift into human forms, they are known for their intelligence and wisdom.


Background story:

Yoi the Pure Hidden Kitsune. They say hidden Kitsune's hide in the shadows of thoughts, their colour changes with the type of thought. Yoi is derived from a pure and genuine thought, I went for cooler colours hence the white coat and blue facial markings.

Hidden Kitsune's are found all throughout Wunderkammer, Yoi is located in wandering around the northern regions.


I was inspired by fox masks in Japanese theatre known as ''Noh'', I wanted to keep the integrity of a handmade mask so any imperfections were lightly sanded but still left as a characteristic. I used a thicker paint for his details on his face as again I wanted to keep that handmade aesthetic.


Watch my YouTube video of Yoi coming together:


This guy will be available for purchase this Friday AEST in my Etsy shop. Alternatively you can check me out on my social media pages below or visit my print shop.

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