Tuesday, July 6, 2010

inari


This card shows a painting called Inari, by Susan Seddon-Boulet. It depicts Japan's fox god, who likes to seduce hapless humans into all manner of folly. Inari shrines can be found all over Japan. The old men at my local post office in Ayaori used to tell stories of being tricked by foxes while working in the mountains. What I really like about this fox, ready for a wedding, is its foxy seriousness.

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