veiled Sannou Matsuri beauties, Japan

veiled Sannou Matsuri beauties, Japan

Japanese traditional Noh theater.

Japanese traditional Noh theater.

Bugaku mask, Japan, 17th century. Wood, carved and lacquered.

Bugaku mask, Japan, 17th century. Wood, carved and lacquered.

Japan

Japan

Foxes (Kitsune) are a common subject of Japanese myth and folklore. Foxes are thought to be able to take human form. In myth, they sometimes possess humans or shapeshift. This is often for the purpose of seducing humans. There are several Japanese myths in which young men or women unknowingly marry a fox.Foxes are thought to be the messengers of the Gods. The marriage of foxes is considered a good omen.

Foxes (Kitsune) are a common subject of Japanese myth and folklore. Foxes are thought to be able to take human form. In myth, they sometimes possess humans or shapeshift. This is often for the purpose of seducing humans. There are several Japanese myths in which young men or women unknowingly marry a fox.Foxes are thought to be the messengers of the Gods. The marriage of foxes is considered a good omen.

Fox Wedding 狐の嫁入り Kitsune no Yomeiri

Fox Wedding 狐の嫁入り Kitsune no Yomeiri

meigetsu-in temple / kamakura JAPAN

meigetsu-in temple / kamakura JAPAN

Japanese traditional theater, Noh 能 いい小面ko-omoteだね。

Japanese traditional theater, Noh 能 いい小面ko-omoteだね。

Maiko with umbrella in Kyoto

Maiko with umbrella in Kyoto

Japanese priests

Japanese priests

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