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Keizoubou

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Keizoubou is a Japanese Yokai foklore in Tottori Prefecture.

Long time ago when there was still a castle in Tottori owned by Ikeda family, a fox called Keizoubou worked for the lord Ikeda. Keizoubou had a skill to transform into young samurai and magic to go to Edo and come back in 3 days, so the lord treated Keizoubou really well.

Oneday, on a way to Edo for some mission, Keizoubou smelled something nice. There was a farmer grilling mice on a field. Keizoubou asked about it to the farmer and the farmer said that there's a bad fox messing with his field, so he's setting up some traps with grilled mice.

On a way back to Tottori, Keizoubou reached to the same spot, there was still a good smell of grilled mice. Keizoubou knew it's a trap, but couldn't be patient and walked into the trap and died.
The lord Ikeda felt desperate a lot and built a shrine for Keizoubou.
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Now I see where they got the idea for Kin'emon from One Piece.
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wow your right !!!