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- Ukiyo Oyaji Katagi by Ejima Kiseki. Monumenta Nipponica, Vol. 43, No. 1. (Spring, 1988), pp. 78-93.
- "In ancient times, according to the Nihon Ryakki, one of the oldest books of records, a great number of foxes lived even in the national capital, Kyoto: In the reign of the Emperor Kammu (737-806), foxes barked at night in the Imperial Palace in December, 803; and in the reign of the Emperor Saga (786-842), foxes walked up the stairs of the Imperial Palace in September, 820." From the "Chapter 1: Background to Appreciation" of Kitsune: Japan's Fox of Mystery, Romance and Humor by Kiyosho Nozaki, 1961 by the Hokuseido Press
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