This one is from a local Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, a Shinto god or spirit. In ancient times foxes and humans lived in close contact with each other and this gave rise to various legends, many of which originated in China.The fox was thought to be very intelligent and to possess supernatural abilities including shapeshifting into human form. In Japan, they are closely associated with Inari and serve as the spirit's messengers. As a result, if you visit an Inari Shinto Shrine, you will inevitably see images of foxes and the more you look, the more you will find. Some people even offer sacrifices to "kitsune" as deity because of their potential power and influence.
Me? I just love the varying shapes, sizes and designs that can be found when comparing "kitsune" and the colour contrast with the reddish-orange of Shinto shrines. "Kitsune" can range from very small to very large and from very detailed to almost abstract. This particular arrangement was a first as I had never seen so many all lined up in a row - and each was different from the other. There must have been more than 10 lined up on each side. Next time I'll count!