Nagano nestles amongst the highest mountains in Japan, far from the fashionable life of the capital city of Heain-Kyo.
Asuka wishes to never leave her mountain home. But her husband's career beckons him to the capital.
Mountains covered in forests, forests filled with foxes. And with things more than foxes. No one says the word out loud, but Asuka knows it. Kitsune.
The kitsune understand her love of remote Nagano. They share it.
Asuka just wants her husband to share it too.
"Tale of a Fox", a short story set in Heian era Japan.