Fantastic Foxes

Fox by Mystic Fire by Shibata Zeshin (Met Museum)

Chinese mythology tells of nine-tailed foxes. Once you start looking they crop up everywhere – even detective fiction and tattoos!

More about mythic foxes.

Younger readers might like the fantasy quest The MountainSea Scrolls & The 9 Tailed Fox.  It is influenced by the Chinese Classic of Mountains and Seas.

Science fiction novel Strange Beasts of China gets a good review.

Hokusai’s fox.  Kuniyoshi’s  fox spirit.  Kawanabe Kyosai’s fox catching an unlucky bird .