The former Musashi Plain is now a suburb of Tokyo, but centuries ago, the area was known for its views of the moon and its magic foxes. These animals play a special role in Japanese folklore. They are loyal messengers of the Shinto god Inari, but also sly tricksters that enjoyed playing practical jokes on hapless humans. They can assume human form, like the priest in the print “Cry of the Fox,” or often beautiful women. In this print, a fox admires its reflection in the water, perhaps in preparation to transform itself into one such beauty. Yoshitoshi delicately expresses its moonlit reflection as heavy fog settles on the bank. The work presents the standard iconography of Musashi Plain—the large moon, the windswept grass, and the open sky—while heightening the mystery of the scene through the presence of the fox.