shiro-gitsune means "White Fox" in English.
- kitsune きつね becomes gitsune ぎつね in this word because of a change in pronunciation called rendaku.
- Normally, this word refers to the arctic fox, which is a white fox.
- The messengers of the Inari Ookami 稲荷大神, "Great God Inari", the deity of foxes, among other things, are white fox spirits.
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