In Japanese folklore, foxes are depicted as intelligent, mystical creatures that possess the ability to change their appearance – often to trick humans. After spending over five hours on a bright autumn day among well over one hundred of them at Miyagi Zao Fox Village in Miyagi Prefecture, I started to feel a little bewitched myself. The animals here are charmingly cute and endearing. And yet, I couldn’t shake the feeling that there was something deep and mysterious hidden among the trees.
Miyagi Zao Fox Village is located in the mountains about a 20-minute drive from Shiroishi Town in Miyagi Prefecture.
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