SHUNSHO Fox Dance

Shunsho

Watching Tadanobu’s Fox Dance

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SHUNSHO  (1726-1792)

Man and Woman on Verandah Watching Fox Dance
Yoshitsune and the Magic Fox  Act IV)
Signed:  Shunsho
c late 1779s-80s

A fox has assumed the human form of Tadanobu in order to dance near the drum that Yoshitsune has placed in Shizukas care, which was made from the skin of the fox’s father.  During the dance he begins to show his true nature and dances more and more like a fox.

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