Tag Archives: Kitsune

Supernatural Kitsune Iroiro

Various types of ‘Okitsune-san’

Supernatural Kitsune (妖狐)

(clockwise from upper right corner)

 

 

 

Byakko/White Kitsune

Byakko/Shiro Gitsune <白狐/白ギツネ>

 

A white furred Kitsune.

This Kitsune is considered to be of the type that brings

good fortune to people-a ‘Zenko’ <善狐 >. The Zenko are a fictitious Kitsune that

we were reported in Edo period essays to be the counterpart to the Yako <野狐>

Kitsune that were able to take possession of people causing sickness or death.

They are also often the helpers of ‘Inari no Kami’ <稲荷神> (The guardian/god of crops).

 

 

Genko

<玄狐>

 

A black furred Kitsune that lives in the northern region of Japan and is a

transformation of the Big Dipper, or the Great Bear <Hokutosei/北斗星>.

This Kitsune is a bringing of great fortune and appears when the ruler of the land

works to bring about peace.

 

 

 

Kinko and Ginko

Gold and Silver Kitsune

<金狐/銀狐>

 

 

The gold Kitsune is a symbol of the positive and/or light, while the silver Kitsune is a

symbol of the negative and/or darkness. They can also be considered as representing day and

night, respectively. Both are beneficial Kitsune.

 

Yako

Wild Kitsune

<野狐>

 

This Kitsune is a class of Kitsune that failed to overcome the tests they encountered in the

attempt to become a holy Kitsune. This also includes the wild Kitsune who do not possess the

proper spirit to even attempt to become a holy Kitsune. They basically just do bad things and even

take possession of people from time to time.

 

 

Senko

Holy Kitsune

<仙狐>

 

This Kitsune type is a good, beneficial one that is reported to be able to live over 1,000 years. There are cases wherein this Kitsune actually turns out to be an evil entity as well.

Tenko

Heaven Kitsune

<天狐>

This Kitsune lives over a 1,000 years and is a good, beneficial type that possesses divine powers and has evolved into a god. It has the power of clairvoyance and can see into the true nature of any

and everything. It possesses four tails.

 

 

Kuuko

Air Kitsune

<空狐>

This Kitsune lives more than 3,000 years and is a full fledged god with divine powers who is able

to do anything it wishes. It lives longer then the Tenko and has no tail.

 

 

Kyuubi no Kitsune

Nine-tailed Kitsune

<九尾の狐>

 

This Kitsune surpasses the other divine Kitsune and living so long with divine powers its tail divides into nine tails. I wrote about this a couple of years ago –‘Kyuubi no Kitsune and the Story of Sesshouseki’

 

The Cant of Words Part 1 (From the BAW booklet 1)

The Cant of Words

The Encyclopedia of Metal Resistance

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Use the words correctly and carry out your missions undercover and in accordance with the divine instructions of Kitsune-sama.
(あ) (Ah) line
あいどる
(アイドル)
Aidoru
Idol

A very powerful and gigantic force that skillfully manipulates everything including the “Media”, “Politics” and the “Economy”. All forms of music other than Idol songs are considered to be hazardous, including Metal, and it has stolen the soul of Metallers(??)

あいどるかいのだーくひろいん
(アイドル界のダークヒロイン)
Aidorukai no Da-ku hiroin
The dark heroine of the Idol world

This does not mean they are the so-called “bad guys (girls)”, this is a different name given to Babymetal who radiate a completely unique sense of existence in the Idol world wearing a costume coordinated with their theme colors of black and red and possessing a sense of incongruity between their cute visual appearance and their energetic and wild live performances.

いちごのよる
(15の夜)
Ichigo no yoru
The night of a 15 year old

A brief time that does not come ever again. On December 20th, 2013 a solo live performance, “I,D, Z~Legend ” was held to celebrate Su-metal’s 15th birthday, and this became a Legend known exactly as the words describe, (Ichigo no yoru) “the night of a 15 year old”. In the year that Su-metal was born, 1997, a legendary band that was “without equivalent enemies” brought their activities to a close at the Tokyo Dome around the end of this year, and a teens group that possessed the secondary name of “the Speed King of Okinawa” created a huge trend of excitement in the World of the “Idol”. Even if one feels one has been set a bit free on the “night of a 15 year old” one is not to steal a motorcycle and drive around-Dame, Zettai (It is bad, absolutely so).

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ういーあー!! べびーめたる!!
(We are!! Babymetal!!)

This is a call-and-response that is performed at the ending section of each live performance. After Su-metal calls out, “We are!!”, Yuimetal, Moametal and the fans gathered in the concert hall respond with the powerful vocal of “Babymetal!”.

うおーる おぶ です 
(ウオール オブ デス)
The Wall of Death

When the Intro to “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” echoes throughout the concert hall the fans separate into two groups and in unison with Su-metal’s piercing scream they run towards the center of this open space and swirl in a gigantic Mosshusshu. Simultaneous with this on the stage, Yuimetal and Moametal chase each other around the stage at full throttle.

えーきば 
(Akiba)

This is the Holy location of the gigantic force, “Idol”. Taking responsibility for cornering Su-metal into a critical and dangerous situation, Yuimeta and Moametal charge in and are transformed into “Black Babymetal”. This is the town where this takes place.

おりたたみ
(おりたたみ)
Folding up

This is a Hedoban term that appears in the middle of “Hedobangya!!”. This is a form of headbanging wherein the person bends at the waist to a 90 degree angle and performs Hedoban in a form similar to a bow. It can also be called “Koshiori” (Bent at the waist) Hedoban.

(か) (Ka) line
かみこうりん
(神降臨)
Kamikourin
God(s) descending into a person

Due to the fact that god enters into the members during Babymetal activities, and especially during the times the members are performing on stage, it is reported that they have almost no degree of consciousness. It seems that even after a performance the girls have only partial memories of what took place. In ordinary life as well the girls will suddenly switchover between “times when god has descended into them” and “times when god has not ”.

きつねがくだん
(キツネ楽団)
Kitsune Gakudan
The Fox God band

This refers to an air band that was summoned by the Fox God when “Megitsune” was released and who perform wearing Fox masks and white gowns. This ancient band crossed over Space/Time and danced their way into the present time, transformed a Noh theatre into a live house and their Metal drum kit composed of double bass Japanese drums and their break down revolving around the motif of “Sakura Sakura” played with Shamisen and other Japanese traditonal instruments has caused a huge stir not only in Japan but also to the peoples living in lands on the other sides of the seas outside of Japan.

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きつねさま
(キツネ様)
Kitsune-sama
The Fox God

The Fox God is a “god who rules over Metal” and who gave birth to Babymetal. The prayers of Metal messengers to revive and restore Metal reached the ears of the Fox God and he thus summoned together the 3 girls and gave them the name of Babymetal with the intent and meaning of “giving birth to a new Metal”. The members of Babymetal carry out their activities in accordance with the numerous divine instructions provided by the Fox God. Since the Fox God’s divine instructions come all of a sudden, the members are often without knowledge of what will come as a result of them.

きつねさまのもくしろく
(キツネ様の黙示録) 
Kitsunesama no mokushiroku
The Apocalypse of the Fox God

The “prophecies” regarding the future activities of Babymetal are all recorded, and the Metal resistance will proceed to unwind in accordance with this Apocalyptic record. Further, the numerous “Legends” that have occurred in the past are also recorded and these serve as historical reference books for Babymetal.

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More Babymetal homage album covers with the band re-imagined in covers from KISS, Iron Maiden, Motorhead,Anthrax, T Rex, Metallica, The Sex Pistols and Guns N Roses. 10550938_718282151577299_5211239534211783773_n10482590_718594648212716_1182624840103121445_n10547559_716590115079836_1986082553634777981_n10509560_711668508905330_2578710104733235841_n10489893_711668455572002_3776822606758329168_n10483993_716342908437890_7234588847119801169_n10425371_716339681771546_2169572752949652282_n10410760_717243365014511_6727902623873046993_n1965002_716342905104557_7532525715698983824_n14870_711668268905354_6491211474243453317_n

The Origin of BABYMETAL «Kitsune Sign»

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BABYMETAL: interview at AFAID 2013

Here is a translated interview that i took here: Berita : [AFA ID 2013] Interview Dengan Baby Metal | KotakGame

On Saturday, September 7, 2013, held at the Jakarta Convention Center, Senayan, Jakarta, had the opportunity to interview KotakGame.com Baby Metal. Idol Group whose members are Su-Metal, YuiMetal and MoaMetal and this seemed enthusiastic when interviewed by the crew KotGa.

KotakGame (KG): Hello BABYMETAL! Nice to meet you!

Su-Metal (S), MoaMetal (M) YuiMetal (Y): Yeah, Greetings! Nice to meet you!

KG: It’s an honor to meet one of my idols!

S, M, Y: Thank you!

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KG: what is your impression about Indonesia?

S: Previously, we already know about Indonesia through idol group JKT48. We often see JKT48 perform in Japan and we became became interested in Indonesia. At AFA 2012 yesterday in Singapore, we also met some Indonesian people and it makes us also become increasingly interested in Indonesia. When we arrived in Indonesia, we were surprised to see so many people in Indonesia who are very enthusiastic about Japanese pop culture. Indonesian people are very friendly. I myself was surprised when talking to some Indonesian people, it turns out they can speak Japanese. In addition, we are also surprised to see so many BABYMETAL fans in Indonesia wearing the original BABYMETAL product attributes.

KG: Well, glad to hear it, then what BABYMETAL do in my spare time? so you like to play games?

M: In my spare time, I usually watch anime. I am happy to play Wii game console because its funny.

S: I like reading books in my spare time. For the game itself, I love to spend time playing PlayStation 3 with my brothers at home.

Y: I love listening to music, especially the songs that have good lyrics. If the games, I love playing Doubutsu No Mori (Animal Crossing) on the Nintendo 3DS.

KG: BABYMETAL is always dressed in red and black. Is there any special meaning?

S: Both of these colors are colors used by Kitsune (astral human beings guards in the Shinto religion). In addition, both the color also symbolizes what is BABYMETAL. Black metal genre symbolizes that we brought and red colors that give the impression of “cute”.

KG: I have to agree about the members BABYMETAL are cute!

S, M, Y: Hahaha! Thank you!

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KG: In August 2013 yesterday, BABYMETAL participated at the Summer Sonic Festival 2013 (Japan’s annual music concert featuring rock bands from around the world). What is your impression of the following events?

S: Of course we feel very proud to be featured in a show that is so large. We were also able to meet with international artists such as Metallica. We are also very pleased to see the visitors who come like our music. This becomes a very valuable experience for us.

KG: Well certainly very proud of ya! Lastly, do BABYMETAL wanted to send a message to the BABYMETAL fans in Indonesian?

S: Continues to support BABYMETAL and do not forget to watch our performance at I Love Anisong Stage tonight!

M: BABYMETAL will give the appearance that will not be forgotten tonight. Therefore, do not miss ya!

Y: We are looking forward to performing in front of BABYMETAL fans in Indonesia! Continue to support us ya!

After a brief interview, the crew had a chance to immortalize KotakGame Baby Metal. For those who would come to Kotakers AFA ID 2013, do not forget to watch directly on Metal Baby I Love Anisong Stage AFA ID 2013 on September 7, 2013, yes!

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