A nine-tailed fox which kept doing harm in China and India flies to Japan,
transforms into a female, names herself Tamamo no Mae, becomes a court lady, and plots to overthrow a country. However Abe no Seimei, a yin-yang master exposes her real identity, and she flees to Nasu no ga hara and is vanquished by Miura-no-suke and Kazusa-no-suke. Though killed, its body becomes the Sessho-seki stone. The stone kills anyone who comes into contact with it.

Then a Buddhist monk called Genno performs certain spiritual rituals, and the Lotus Sutra he reads makes the spirit of the fox never haunt the stone again and people become free of the worry.