In the "100 views of Edo" series, this is the only mythological scene. Oji Inari Shrine, in the north of Edo, is the headquarters of all Inari (fox) shrines in the Kanto region. A huge nettle tree (enoki) in front of the shrine was said to be the place where all foxes in the Kanto region gather to transform themselves into humans and change into the formal costume (shozoku) for visiting the shrine on New Year's eve. The kitsunebi in the title refers to the foxfires local people observed to predict the following year's crop abundance. The tree was cut down in the Meiji period for housing sites, but Shozoku Shrine was later erected over its stump.