Foxes - such a great theme to explore! This week I was inspired by a Japanese folk tale to paint a little water colour which I over stamped with some calligraphy. I had planned to fill the whole tag with the painting, but somehow I had a big space at the bottom left, so I wrote a little summary of the story. "Kitsune" is the word Japanese use for fox /fox spirit, but it also has other meanings in classical Japanese, "kitsu ne " means "come and sleep", and "ki tsune" means "always".
Here is a 'nice" version of the story as you can imagine there are also different interpretations of the woman as a fox trickster.