Fantastic Foxes August 31, 2023 Angela Reich 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 .