Kitsune page: Articles & modern stories
For those who might be interested Ive collected some of the classifications of kitsune which studious and scholarly people use. Because Im just a normal person and to not sound confusing Ill be referring to everything on this web page simply as a Kitsune without further classification. After all, to the Japanese common person a fox was a fox.
Bakemono-Kitsune a name for a sorcerer or evil fox usually as a Reiko, Kiko or Koryo i.e. some sort of non-physical fox
Genko black fox, usually seen as a good omen
Kiko spirit fox, see Reiko
Kitsune fox, a general term for a fox regardless of the circumstance normally used for good and evil foxes alike
Koryo haunting fox, see Reiko
Kuko air fox, very bad kitsune, considered on the same level as Tengu (Japanese goblins)
Nogitsune wild fox, used at one time to differ between good and bad foxes. At the time they used kitsune to mean a good fox/messenger from Inari and nogitsune as all foxes who did mischief and tricked people. Not really considered evil, more like prankish.
Reiko ghost fox, perhaps not on the evil side but definitely a bad fox.
Shakko red fox, could be considered good or evil, the same as Kitsune really
Tenko celestial fox, kitsune which have reached the age of 1,000 years, they are usually said to have 9 tails (and sometimes are said to have golden fur) but they are either considered very evil such as Tamamo-no-mae or benevolent and wise such as messengers to Inari
Yako/Yakan fox, see Kitsune