Foxes (Kitsune) are a common subject of Japanese myth and folklore. Foxes are thought to be able to take human form. In myth, they sometimes possess humans or shapeshift. This is often for the purpose of seducing humans. There are several Japanese myths in which young men or women unknowingly marry a fox.Foxes are thought to be the messengers of the Gods. The marriage of foxes is considered a good omen.
胡徳楽 / Kotokuraku, Bungaku at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima, January 2008
Taken during the Yoshiwara Niwaka Festival. Yoshiwara was the old licensed prostitution quarter in old Edo | par Rekishi no Tabi