Actually its a fennec fox, Inari foxes are a myth.
What is the difference between kitsune and Inari?
As nouns the difference between inari and kitsune is that inari is a type of sushi with rice wrapped in a fried tofu () bag while kitsune is (mythology) a japanese fox spirit, normally female, said to have powers such as shape-shifting, and whose power is symbolized by increase in number of tails.
Are kitsunes real?
Kitsune is a mythical fox demon. Yeah, grooming a kitsune would be every pet groomers nightmare. During many festivals in Japan, people wear masks. In mythology, Kitsune are actually described as being natural born foxes who are immortal, but once they are a 100 years old, they can shapeshift into human form.
Is a Kitsune a God?
Kitsune are associated with Inari, the Shinto deity of rice. This association has reinforced the foxs supernatural significance. Inaris kitsune are white, a color of a good omen. They possess the power to ward off evil, and they sometimes serve as guardian spirits.