The cry of the fox (Konkai)

cry of the fox

Konkai is the title of a Kyogen, a comic interlude performed between Noh plays. A magical fox disguises itself as the old priest Hakuzosu and visits the priest’s nephew, a hunter. After persuading the hunter to protect foxes, he leaves and slowly resumes his original form. As the story continues, a cry is heard when the not so cunning fox takes the bait in a trap, and is caught. (printed January 1886)

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