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Tama River Folktales

I took my cousin to the library the other day when she came to visit (because I know a good time) and stumbled on this book: Tama River Folktales by Sakuhira Ishii, Arimine Shoten Publishing, 1976. 1,299 more words


Tales from an Elderly Woman from Ome

Main Reference: Tama River Folktales by Sakuhira Ishii, Arimine Shoten Publishing, 1976

Evidently, the author of the book above found a very old woman in a tea shop in the 1970s and got the following tales from her. 812 more words


Leaf Hats

Today’s podcast is all about leaf hats!

Okay, so they’re not really “hats,” but I didn’t know what to call them. I’m talking about when an anime character wears a leaf on their head. 148 more words


5. Tanuki Sushi and Sake Bar

In celebration of Auckland Restaurant Month, I will be posting 31 quick-fire reviews on 31 restaurants and cafes in the Auckland CBD and city fringe. 246 more words


National Tanuki Cake Habitat Map aims at conserving the once-beloved but now endangered dessert

Tanuki, also known as Japanese raccoon dogs, hold a special place in Japanese culture. Often the center of folktales for their large testicles, magical abilities, and easygoing attitude, you can see them depicted in works of art all over the country. 510 more words


Hokkaido Part Two: Lavender Fields Forever

Of course I had to wake up at 5 to catch my train to Sapporo en route to Furano, located in the belly of the prefecture, as they say. 1,028 more words

Rain, Bank, Bizarre Palm Plants and Squat Challenge Videos



It’s been raining off and on pretty heavy in the Kitchener/Waterloo area for a couple days now.  There was a break in the weather right on time to try Tanuki on a longer walk.  325 more words