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What is Kemono

The objective of this presentation is to explain kemono, the Japanese anthropomorphic culture.
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Imuhata 8ri

on 9 October 2011

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Table of Contents Let me tell you a brief history about kitsune and Japanese. First of all, you must know that we Japanese believe in Shinto, our national religion. Shinto is mainly about animism, which means we believe that natural objects, natural phenomena, and the universe itself possess souls. About 107,000,000 people believe in Shinto in Japan. Shinto In short, we believes EVERYTHING has a soul to admire. So it is not surprising that people worship foxes (just like me) or other animals. One another important fact is that Japan is an agricultural country. Rice, millet, and Japanese millet were likely important to their diets. So naturally, pests including mice that eat those grains were serious threats to living. Agriculture And guess what we foxes eat... MICE! That's right!! No wonder people believed foxes are a god of fertility's messenger! The largest shrine that honors the fox as god is Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto. People call me Oinari-san! In 822 AD, first fox tale in Japan appeared in Nihon Ryōiki This charming story describes why the fox is called "kitsune" in Japanese. In this story, a fox in human form marries a man, and soon she gives birth to a child. But ultimately her true identity is discovered, and she must depart... However! The man stops his wife and says, "Since a child was born between us, I cannot forget you. Please come always and sleep with me." Come and Sleep...
This became the word origin of "kitsune." Romantic, isn't it? However, not all Japanese think kitsune is a good animal... Since other nations besides Japan had bad impressions toward foxes, Japan was slowly and gradually influenced by them. One obvious example is Tamamo-no-Mae, or commonly known as the "nine-tailed fox." Stories of the nine-tailed fox is widely known in many Asian countries including India, China, and Korea. The nine-tailed fox always tried to assasinate the king in various nations, by transforming itself into a beautiful woman. It was finally killed in Japan at last. As time has passed, people now believe the fox has a mysterical power to fool or possess humans. In these pieces, some artwork and a newspaper, you can see foxes standing in two legs to fool people. What? Do we still fool people nowadays? Maybe, maybe not... That's it from me. I'll pass it back to the human from here. Oh, by the way, this artwork was done by Kishibe. Check out his FA. Etymology ・Sometimes it is credited as the first manga
・ It is also referred to as the Scrolls of Frolicking Animals
・ The creator of this scroll is unknown. (Toba Sōjō?) Made manga enjoyable to whole generation. Developed detailed and complex story lines. Pioneer of movie-like compositons and frames Astro boy inspired many scientists to dream about two-legged robots. GUNDAM ASIMO ...However, Tezuka made animating a low-paying job. Kimba the White Lion
(November 1950) The Amazing 3
(June 1965) Phoenix (Sun)
(1986) Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature
(August 1984) Flying Ben
(1967) As subculture... Since kemono characters are mostly cute and attractive, many animation and gaming companies started using kemono characters as a gimmick. Like her Nintendo Pop culture Sherlock Hound
by Hayao Miyazaki
(1984) SEGA Sonic the Hedgehog
(1991/2) Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention
(1992/3) Starfox
(1993/2) Capcom Breath of fire
(1993/4) Pokemon
(1996/2) Namco Klonoa -door to phantomile-
(1997/2) Vampire: The Night Warriors
(Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors)
(1994/7) Digimon Series
(1999) CyberConnect2 TailConcerto
(1998/4) Square Soft Final Fantasy IX
(2000/7) Legend of Mana
(1999/7) Summer Wars
(2009) Solatorobo: Red The Hunter
(2010) Thank you so much for watching!! Kemocon
(2008) Metamor Generation
(2009) Jyu-jin Sai
(2011) Fur-st
(2011) More than 89,ooo kemono pictures are submitted.(1,500/month) Ikimonogatari
MMORPG (2011) Soratorobo:-And Then To CODA-
(2011) Kemono Culture Today Kemono literally means "furry thing," or simply "animal." Haki-mono Tabe-mono Ki-mono Kemono strongly influenced Japanese culture. Kemono is
Japanese-styled somewhat anthropomorphic animal. ...However, diversity of "kemono fandom" made original definition (furry thing) vague. Results making many new words. Terminology Japanese English Furry Fandom Kemono Fursuiters are tightly bonded with community.


The main objective of con. is to get along with people.


Many people have their own Fursona.


More than 20 furry convention take place in US.


Reality is often required.

Human in an animal like body. Fursuiters had communication rift with kemoners until recent.

The main objective of a event is to buy books(dojin). Communication is not emphasized.

Many people have their own character, but not Fursona.

Until year 2007, there was no big furry event took place in Japan. (Now there are four events.)

Deformation is often required.

Animal in a human like body. Features anthropomorphic animals.

Social Networking Services play a huge role. (Furaffinity, Twitter, Facebook vs Mixi, DeviantArt vs Pixiv)

Founded during 1970's

Friendly peoples!! Compare and Contrast Cuteness is mostly emphasized. The size of head is big and wide. Primary and vivid color is often avoided to be used. Often illustrated with huge tail. Muzzle is often simplified. DEFORMATION. Physical features Artwork done by:
Cotora
http://furaffinity.net/user/cotora Artwork done by:
Kisibe
http://furaffinity.net/user/kishibe Artwork done by:
Nekomonaka
http://furaffinity.net/user/Nekomonaka FUR!! Huge and shiny eyes Book-fair Event Kigurumi (fursuit) event 1300 people participated kemono="furry thing" The Japanese people have had strong religious and cultural connections with Kemono since ancient time. Tezuka and other founders pioneered modern anthropomorphic characteristics. The kemono culture has been growing quickly, networking through popular social network sites, game network communities, and subcultural events. Kemono is a
Japanese-styled somewhat anthropomorphic animal. But diversity results many branches in kemono fandoms. Created by: imuhata What do you know about Japan? Japanese anthropomorphic culture KEMONO Etymology
History
Culture
Present Subculture
Characteristics In this presentation, I'll explain... ...of kemono. Chronology In Kojiki, the oldest chronicle in Japan, contains description about Ikuobito, a man who have a tail. 711 AD
(Wado Era) ...but this is a controversial statement to call Ikuobito the first "kemono." Inari Okami, the god of fertility, first appears in Japanese culture. Foxes take on a role as servants to Inari Okami. Afterward, foxes become the symbol of the god. The Nihon Ryoiki contains the charming tale of the "kitsune." This is the earliest known fox tale found in Japan. 822 AD
(Konin Era) Chouju-jinbutsu-giga scrolls were created in Kozan-ji temple in Kyoto. 12th-13th Century
(Heian-Kamakura Era) The Musashi-Mitake shrine was rebuilt. It's one of the famous shrines that honor the wolf as a servant of god as well. 1234 AD
(Bunryaku Era) Many Ukiyo-e, woodblock prints, was printed. Many of them refer anthropomorphic figures. 1603-1868
(Edo period) Felix the Cat was created by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messiner. 1919 Osamu Tezuka was born 1919/11/3 Steamboat Willie, commonly known as Mickey Mouse, was created by Walt Disney. 1928 Norakuro was created by Suiho Tagawa. 1931 Richard Adams' novel Watership Down was published. 1972 Robin Hood was produced by Walt Disney productions. 1973 The first furry convention was conducted. 1987 Kimba the White Lion was created by Osamu Tezuka. 1950/11 Amazing 3, known in Japan as Wonder 3, was created by Osamu Tezuka. 1965/7 The first book fair event, Comicket, was conducted by Yoshihiro Yonezawa and a circle of friends. 1975 2008 The first furry convention was conducted in Japan (Kemocon 2008). The first kemono bookfair event was conducted in Japan. 2011 Anthropomorphic animal. Typical animal. to wear BANDAI Alice Books Comikemo Oversea shipping available. Online book store Art Community Gaming
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