Over the rainbow – July 24, 2015

o-bakemono:Kitsune no Yomeiri – The Fox Wedding
On a day when the sun shines bright and the rain falls, wise parents advise their children to play indoors. It isn’t that they are worried about them catching a cold. No, it is something more mysterious. For on such days the kitsune, the magical foxes of Japan, hold their wedding processions.
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The Fox Wedding – Photo Credits Found at Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai


sun showers
fall on a hot summer day
a double rainbow

pots of gold
or maybe Ketsune’s home
at rainbows end
treasures or adventure
after a sunny shower

In Japan people used to believe and some still tell their children, that Ketune, the magical fox kami who often transforms herself into a woman, lives at the end of the rainbow!  They also believed that when the rain falls with sunshine, the foxes hold their wedding ceremonies and that it was best to avoid walking in the woods. I write a little story about sun showers and Ketune the other day, you can find it HERE! Inspired by one of the “Dreams” of Akira Kurosawa.


one day
flying over a rainbow
of what was
of what could be
ah … one day

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for: Heeding Haiku with HA