The Legend of the Kitsune

The word “kitsune” refers to the Japanese fox, which was said in legend to have great magical powers. In stories, a kitsune would grow additional tails as it aged, up until it got its ninth tail after one hundred years. A nine-tailed kitsune had the power to change its shape, often appearing in the form of either a beautiful woman or an elderly man.

At our Japanese restaurant in Seattle, our kitsune roll is made with inari tofu, avocado, asparagus, radish sprouts, and cream cheese. This delicious vegetarian roll is named for the legendary fox because of the creature’s love of tofu. In fact, the deity for which inari tofu is named was the god of the foxes. Try this signature roll for yourself, only at I Love Sushi!