One feature that distinguishes the Japanese Kitsune from other humans is the tail that signifies their place in society. It is a cybernetic augmentation for most Kitsune, built and customized to their exact measurements. Anyone can buy a tail if they wish, but Kitsune society has rather strict procedures when it comes to official Kitsune regalia. A member of the Kitsune must earn their tail, much like a Boy Scout earns a badge. The first tail is generally easy to earn, since they recognize the real world. If they made it too difficult to earn, people would wear fakes more often. So the first tail comes quickly, though a thicker or longer tail is an indication of further advancement. That is all the vast majority of Kitsune ever earn.