|Stray Inari Spirit|
|Season:|| Three Vessels|
|Previous:|| Three Vessels: Neighbor|
Fourth Twilight: Bird in a Cage
|Next:||The Goldfish in the Mirror|
"Stray Inari" is the 9th episode of the season "Three Vessels" and the 12th and final episode of the season "Fourth Twilight".
A low-profile girl named Inao Kaede claims to be a fortune-teller, telling fortunes by contacting Gon (A spirit) by playing Spirit of the Coin, a fox spirit that she claims resides within her. As she begins to build her reputation with a continuous streak of correct predictions, more students begin to ask her to perform tasks, for example cursing the school counselor. Kaede reluctantly accepted these requests due to fear of losing the never before gained attention. At the sign of her continued success, a female student named Chizuru Nishino apologizes to Kaede for previously making fun of her fortune telling and requests she kill a college student who she claims is stalking her every day. Eventually Kaede reluctantly accepts the request. No matter what she tries over the next few days, the 'stalker' still lives. Threatened to be exposed as a fake, she finally resorts to using the Hell Correspondence website. She pulls the string by sending him to Hell, only to find out that she was cheated the next day that Chizuru wanted him dead because he was disgusting. And Chizuru even introduces another girl who wants Kaede to curse someone else to death. Kaede finally realizes how much she was taken advantage of and how she did something so terrible for something so trivial.
- In the original english DVD release of Three Vessels, the episode was named Stray Inari Spirit.