You Can Play With Foxes All Day At This Sanctuary In Japan

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If you’re in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan and want to frolic with free-roaming foxes, you might want to take a trip to Zao Fox Village. This sanctuary will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale kingdom of foxes, which happens to include a variety of silver, platinum, and red foxes.

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

The 6 different breeds of foxes present at this sanctuary are free-roaming and move about as they please.

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

Like in western culture, foxes are seen as clever little creatures in Japan.

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In Japan, foxes are associated with Inari Okami—the religious deity of fertility, rice, and prosperity that takes the form of a fox.

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

They are also represented as cunning shape-shifters in Japanese folklore.

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

fox-japan-village

The fox village has continued to have visitors, since it first opened in 1990.

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