I have a recurring desire to worship Tamamo.

I have a recurring desire to worship Tamamo. I have an altar, kitsune mask, kimono, candles, flowers, sake and tofu, but I have nothing that can serve as a point of focus for my worship. What should I do? Should I buy Tamamo figurine?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you need one?
    If you feel you need one then you can do it properly. Go to Japan. Don’t want to do that? Then you must be insincere and a larper.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's the point of going to the place that held her imprisoned for centuries? If need be I can scrounge up money to make a trip , but what should I even vist? There are no shrines to her.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thing is, Tamamo no Mae is not strictly Japanese and not a local deity, I'm on OP's side here. She started off in China going by Daji and later moved to Japan after the military chased her off. She just so happened to be killed and sealed in Japan. OP isn't wrong to want to worship outside of Japan as she is not bound to the land. The real issue is she is not a god so I'm not sure how worship works with her.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then he can go to China if you want to believe that part of the legend. However her name wasn’t Tamamo no Mae in China. So if he wants to worship Tamamo no Mae then he needs to go to Japan to do that. As for how worship works for a fox demon with a number of unconfirmed stories. Easy. It doesn’t.

        What's the point of going to the place that held her imprisoned for centuries? If need be I can scrounge up money to make a trip , but what should I even vist? There are no shrines to her.

        If you don’t want to use a shrine in Japan then the most appropriate remaining location would the the remains of the Sessho-seki in Nasu.
        Off you go.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was thinking about taking a stone from there or something along those lines, but I felt repulsed by the idea, so I gave up on it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wait, shes Daiji? Isnt that the torture demon? why would someone worship that?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Truth is fox spirit cults are a japanese interpretation of the Dakini cults from Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. Pretty much whenever you see a fox in japanese buddhism you substitute a dakini in.
          You're better studying those if actually interested.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Huge differences. Foxes aren’t associated with Japanese Buddhism. They are associated with Shinto. There are exceptions such as the Toyokawa Inari lineage which is Buddhist but it’s a strange mixture and it’s a minority.
            So no, he wouldn’t be better doing any of that. Totally different. In this case it’s even more different as Tamamo was not a figure of worship anyway, just a villain.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fine, I don't know much about Tamamo so maybe you're right.
            That said Foxes are absoultely associated with Dakini within Japanese Buddhism. Inari and the 9 tailed fox are considered manifestations of the buddhist goddess Dakiniten, a japanese syncretism of multiple Dakini goddesses.
            Buddhism and Shinto never really considered themselves to be different religions in Japan, just different Dharmas. Being more associated with one over the other doesn't mean much here.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What should I do?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anon, just go suck off a fox and catch a few parasites.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    figurines are often low mass plastic products, i think a figurine would be good idea, hard part is whether you decide to buy or steal one

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Negi Springfield

    Get an Inari statue if you can.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have to be clearer than that you wizened ancient trip. Inari’s forms are typically historically an old man or a snake. Modern media often goes for a fox girl due to degeneracy.
      What you probably mean by Inari statue is one of the paired fox statues that flank shrines, one male one female. He’d need both.
      Inari has no real connection to Tamamo anyway other than Kitsune being associated with Inari.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Negi Springfield

        To use a good example, I got a statue of Horus to represent Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Basically you get something that can stand in for the deity regardless of how right it is. It also helps if the thing in question is cheap enough, because I'm sure the deities don't want you to go broke trying to connect with them.
        >wizened trip
        LOL
        >paired fox statues that flank shrines
        Yes, that's it pretty much.
        >male and female
        Yes yes yes. The reason for that might be a bit strange, because it's a context outside of most people's perception of "Shinto" but it works. Deva-Devi pairings in Dharma. That allows balance between the two polarities. Yin and Yang to use a closer example. Inyo/Onyoudo. Look up the Yi Jing in one of the Shinto shrines. The rabbit hole is very deep.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember seeing a photo of a Japanese Zen monk meditating with a figure of a anime waifu in a temple.
    does anyone have the photo? kek

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Make a Tamamo tulpa, duh

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just go to Japan and lick up the dirt that's under remnants of killing stone

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Ano Shai

    Amo tamo. Continue your worship anon. Its healthy to have shrines.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't she dead? If I were you I'd collect the remnants/dirt underneath the killing stone in a bottle, then glue said bottle on to an acrylic standy of her. No guarantees that she'll be happy with you disturbing her peace in death though.

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