How To Make Kitsûe {Beginner’s Guide}

By Jack Mash

Are you looking for a fun new way to spend your free time? Look no further than Kitsûe! This unique activity is perfect for anyone looking for a challenge.

In this beginner’s guide, we’ll teach you how to make Kitsûe and provide some tips on how to play. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

About Kitsûe?

Kitsûe is a Japanese word that means plum blossom. It can also refer to the accompanying fragrance.

The word kitsûe is composed of two kanji characters, (kitsuse), which is the name of the flower, and (ka), meaning fragrance. The first character is written with the radical for grass on the left and the character for blossom on the right. The second character is written with the radical for smoke on the left and the character for fragrance on the right.

How To Make Kitsûe?

Now that you know a little bit about kitsûe, let’s learn how to make it!


  • one cup of white sushi rice
  • one and a half cups of water
  • two tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • one tablespoon of sugar
  • one teaspoon of salt
  • one plum blossom (optional)


  • Rinse the white sushi rice in a fine mesh strainer.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the rinsed white sushi rice and stir to combine.
  • Quickly reduce the heat and cover the pan with a tight fitting lid.
  • Simmer for 12-14 minutes, or until the rice is tender and cooked through.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit, covered, for an additional five minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt.
  • Pour the vinegar mixture over the cooked rice and stir to combine.
  • Let the kitsûe cool to room temperature before serving.
  • Garnish with plum blossom, if desired.

That is all there is to making kitsûe! Now, let’s move on to some tips on how to play.

Tips On How To Play??

  • If you are a beginner, start with kits that have fewer pieces.
  • Take your time and don’t rush. There is no need to hurry when playing kitsûe.
  • Pay attention to the colors of the pieces. This will help you determine where they go.
  • Be patient and have fun!

Types of Kitsûe:

  1. Kodama kits – These kits have fewer pieces and are perfect for beginners.
  2. Sukima kits – These kits are intermediate level kits with more pieces.
  3. Odoro kits – These are the most difficult kits and are meant for advanced players.

Benefits of making your own kits:

There are a number of benefits to making your own kitsûe. First and foremost, you can customize the kits however you like. You can choose the ingredients, the colors, and even the shapes of the pieces. This gives you a lot of flexibility and lets you create kits that are perfect for your own personal taste.

Another benefit of making your own kits is that you can save money. Kitsûe kits can be quite expensive, especially if you are buying them from a store. However, if you make your own kits, you can save a lot of money in the long run.

Finally, making your own kits gives you a sense of satisfaction. There is something satisfying about being able to say that you made something yourself. When you make your own kits, you can be proud of your accomplishment and show them off to your friends and family.

Pros and Cons of Kitsûe:

Kitsûe can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite challenging. Here are some pros and cons to consider before playing:


  • kitsûe is a unique and challenging activity that is perfect for anyone looking for a new hobby
  • kitsûe kits can be expensive, but if you make your own, you can save a lot of money
  • making your kitsûe kits gives you a sense of satisfaction


  • kitsûe can be difficult to master and may take some time to learn how to play
  • if you are not careful, kitsûe can be quite messy!

So there you have it! A beginner’s guide to kitsûe. I hope you found this helpful and that you will give kitsûe a try. Remember to have fun and be patient while learning how to play. Who knows, kitsûe may just become your new favorite hobby!

Thank you for reading! Until next time, happy crafting!

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