The former Musashi Plain now belongs to a suburb of Tokyo, but centuries ago the area was known for its views of the moon and magical foxes. These animals play a special role in Japanese folklore. They are loyal messengers of the Shinto deity Inari, but also sly tricksters that enjoy playing practical jokes on hapless humans. They can assume human form, often transforming into beautiful women. In this design, a fox admires its reflection in the water, perhaps in preparation to transform itself into one such beauty. As shadows roll across the plain and heavy fog settles on the bank, the fox’s moonlit reflection hovers on the water in light grey.