I know there is a white kitsune elsewhere in my gallery that looks, well, pretty much exactly like this one. But, this is a new version of that design that I just finished. The shaping went better and my photography skills have improved by far, so I thought it deserved a fresh look.
This is made of leather...my own technique. It's hand shaped and hand carved, with no molds or forms, and since I use fairly thick leather it's very durable and wearable.
Kitsune are Japanese fox spirits. White is a very traditional color for kitsune. The goddess Inari is often depicted as a white fox.
This design was NOT inspired by Inari, however. ^_^ It was inspired by the video game "Okami". There's an evil kitsune character in the game...she wears a mask very like this one. That's why I love Okami so much; it incorporates very recognizeable Japanese tradition throughout the game.
This mask (and others like it!) is for sale right now at my online Etsy shop: [link]