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Camping at Tanuki Lake (田貫湖)

Silver Week is another long national holiday for Japan beside Golden Week. I got days off from September 21st-23rd which makes it 5 days including weekends. 1,716 more words


The Origin of the Super Mario Bros. Tanooki Suit

It’s a raccoon! It’s a dog! No, it’s a raccoon dog!
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), also called tanuki, is a very strange little canine that sports a black bandit mask, a wonderfully fluffy coat, and short, stubby legs. 920 more words


There's something not quite right here.....is it bonsai? Art? 

What kind of mischief am I up to today?

Well, let’s see now, we have a piece of deadwood from a California juniper.

And a young, small, but long, premna microphylla. 1,043 more words


Tanuki magically disguises self as cat to get food

Japanese raccoon dogs, or tanuki as they’re known over here, are animals with great significance in Japanese folk-lore. Among their many supernatural attributes such as giant scrota and swift speeds, … 445 more words


Don't cry! It's not your wedding.

I said this to at least 2 crying guest girls before my wedding. I don’t remember why they cried, but it doesn’t really matter anyway. Another damned wedding dream in which everyone’s so happy, except for me. 994 more words


Pom Poko

Hail our Irradiated Japanese Gods. When a movie costs children’s souls you know it’s a good time. Marking the end of Ghibli’s Golden Era (I would argue), Tanuki take the stage in an attempt to explain to kids what the human parasite is. 91 more words


Rainy Weekend and Garden Thieves!

I hope you had a good weekend, despite the cold, wet weather!  I didn’t do a whole lot this weekend.  I mostly hung around with the pupster and went for a bike ride.  125 more words