Did you know about the foxes who congregate around a certain tree on New Year's Eve and breath fire? You can read about it at the Brooklyn Museum site, and view the rest of Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo as well.
Thanks to a incredibly generous giveaway at Strange Adventures, I'm reading my way through the first ten volumes of xXxHoLic, by the manga group Clamp. The drawing style is highly ornate, reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley, and the stories swing between daffiness and old-school horror. But they really hit the cuteness bull's eye with the fox spirits. You just want to be kind and helpful to the next fox you meet. Anne of Green Gables could use some fox spirits. Douglas (I lifted the scan and post title from this site.)