Arts and Designs of Japan
July Selection July 2019

Artist Yoshitoshi
Title The fox woman Kuzunoha leaving her child
Series 36 Ghosts
Date 1890
Publisher Sasaki Toyokichi
Format Oban (9 3/8" X 13 7/8")
Comment Burnishing on the black obi
Abe no Yasuna once saved a fox who was being chased by hunters. He married a beautiful young woman shortly after this event and they had a child. Three years later she disappeared, coming to him in a dream to tell him she was really the spirit of the fox he had saved.
Price $300.
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