The Fox-woman Kuzunoha leaving her Child
The Heian noble, Abe no Yasuna, when walking in the garden of the Inari temple in Kyoto, rescued a fox that was being hunted for its liver - used in Japanese medicine. Shortly thereafter, he met and married a beautiful girl named Kuzunoha. She bore him a son, but, after three years, she left him. Three days after she left, she appeared to him in a dream, telling him not to mourn, for she was not human, but the fox he had rescued.
The Lucky Tea Pot of Morin Temple
The Tanuki (Japanese racoon-dog), as with fox (Kitsune), is a popular character in Japanese folklore. The mythical Tanuki is often mischievous and jolly, he is thought to be able to shape shift, and sometimes believed to be a transformation of the souls of household goods that were used for one hundred years or more and several shrines have stories of past priests who were tanuki in disguise. One well-known tale involving the Tanuki is the story of a poor man who finds a tanuki caught in a trap, he sets him free and then returns home. That night, the tanuki comes to the poor mans house to thank him for his kindness. The Tanuki transforms himself into a teapot (chagama) and tell the man to sell him for money. The man sells the teapot to a monk, who brings it home, cleans it and sets it over a fire to boil water, as the heat rises around him the tanuki sprouts legs and runs, half transformed, out the door and back to the poor man. This time the tanuki instructs the man to set up a roadside attraction and charge admission for people to see a teapot walking a tightrope. The plan works with the man no longer poor and giving the strange-looking tanuki a safe home.
The peony lantern
Two ghosts are gliding on their way to a nightly meeting. The lady is accompanied by a maid who holds a peony lantern. One fateful morning a dead man will be found. He embraces the bones of the lady.
The heron maiden
The beautiful maiden watches herons. Sometimes, a heron changes into a maiden and vice versa in Japanese stories. The herons can weave silk brocade perfectly.
New forms of thirty-six ghosts - целиком и в правильной последовательности)
а теперь бонус: на этом же сайте - 26 иллюстраций из серии One-hundred ghosts stories (листать, нажимая next print)
*теперь очевидно, откуда у "Звонков" ноги растут)