The fox mother Kuzunoha – Foxes, as we all know, especially Japanese foxes have supernatural powers. One in particular took pity on a human male who had faced horrendous losses. So, Kuzunoh, our fox in question, turned herself into a beautiful woman, married the man, bore him a son and then when the jig was up reverted to form and left the domestic scene. Below is that moment when the child and husband see Kuzunoha exit
Japanese Ghosts and Demons CD-ROM and Book
One Hundred Stories of Demons and Spirits, by Kitagawa Utamaro
'Rokujou-miyasudokoro', very noble woman, but became a living vangeful ghost in 'Genji-monogatari'.
Immortal Seiobo on Kirin (main detail of a hanging scroll), ca. 1830’s - Nakajima Kayo