Japanese - A man deceived by foxes. Tokutaro refused to believe that foxes had power over humans and accepted a challenge to prove it. When a woman appeared, he suspected that she was a fox-woman and killed her, but she was a normal human and he was saved from death at the hands of her parents only when a priest pleaded for him. He undertook to become a priest and have his head shaved - only to wake up to find that his head had in fact been shaved by the cunning foxes. In some lore, occasionally identified as Tokutaro.

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