Kitsune 來寝 ["come and sleep"] was born during the Momoyama/Azuchi [1573-1603] period in Iga, Japan. Known as a miko [female shaman] in her village, she traveled to Ise Jinguu to continue her education. Time at Ise Jinguu was short-lived, due to the economic state of the shrine. In order to survive, she continued on as a aruki miko [traveling female shaman]. This traveler lifestyle inevitably led to a life as a yuujo [pleasure woman]. Though Kitsune became a sought out treasure by men of nobility, her heart had belonged to a Yamabushi [mountain monk] within the mountains of Kii Province. The time she spent with this Yamabushi was infamous. And though their time together inevitably came to an end, she became known as Yamamura Kitsune 山村來寝 [Kitsune of the Mountain Village].