...Why don't you just Google it?
Set sometime in classical Japanese history, Ōkami combines several Japanese myths, legends and folklore to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, named Amaterasu, who took the form of a white wolf. It features a distinct sumi-e-inspired cel-shaded visual style and the Celestial Brush, a gesture-system to perform miracles.
almost every thing in this game comes from Japanese mythology, so much so that you play as Ōkami Amaterasu, the sun god.
Regarding Ninetail's... In Japanese mythology fox's are mystical creatures, every 100 years a fox grows a new tail... up to nine, and gets more powerful with each one. It's just something poke'mon took from Japanese mythology as well, even Naruto did this.
now the game is heavily influenced by the Legend of Zelda series, except it's less about the dungeons, and more about the overwolrd,
now the Celestial Brush works like this, you freeze time, and every thing becomes black and white and looks like paper, then you draw symbols on it using the Celestial Brush, (stuff like, a strait line for a slash, a circle in the sky to make the sun come out, a crescent in the sky to make the moon come out, a loop-de-loop for wind, etc.) and this is used for most of the puzzles in the game.
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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. -C. S. Lewis