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Kitsune Japan's Fox of Mystery, Romance, and Humor by Kiyoshi Nozaki

Kitsune Japan's Fox of Mystery, Romance, and Humor by Kiyoshi Nozaki

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@
1961,
by Kiyoshi
Nozaki
ALL
RIGHTS RESERVED
 
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PREFACE
KITSUNE,
Japan's fox, is a unique figure in theannals of the animal kingdom of the world. In Japan,you will find him not merely in fable or parable, asin the case of his celebrated cousin in the Occident,
 Reynard 
the Fox, but also you will be introduced to
him
in the nation's traditions, beliefs, superstitions andliterature, including, of course, poetry and plays
-
andeven in
a
malady called
Kitsunk-tsuki
disease (fox
-
possession).throughout the country.
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has been closely related
to
the life of the Japanese people from olden times.
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the national character. The former, to my mind,
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