Tohoku Week – Zao Fox Village

If the idea of being inside an enclosure where wild foxes outnumber humans by dozens to one, perhaps this unique tourist attraction isn’t for you. But if you are intrigued by the beauty of these mysterious animals, the Zao Fox Village is a fairly short detour off the Tohoku Expressway south of Sendai. Foxes are…

Kitsune

The fox spirit, Kitsune, is a mythical creature of Japanese folklore.┬áKitsune differs from the fox statues found at Shinto shrines which are Inari, a type of spirit revered in Shintoism, though over the centuries, the differentiation has become blurred. When a man dressed as a white Kitsune appears at a festival like this one, he…