See this tanuki? Aren’t his balls cute? Welcome to Japan, where raccoon-dog genitals are universally admired. 1,200 more words
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Good evening, Kathy. It’s Thursday.
Today, while playing a card game with the teenagers, we started talking about Hayao Miyazaki films. We all agreed on our favorites, including Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Nausicaa of the Winds, and My Neighbor Totoro. 227 more words
During these crisp, cool days of autumn, the leaves are changing color to vibrant reds and yellows. Along with that change in the scenery comes a shift in fashion, as people step out in sweaters, coats, and other cold-weather attire. 224 more words
Photos are taking a bit to come out from the event staff, but I’ve got a few. I’ll either make another post and edit this one to add more pictures when they’re available. 1,090 more words
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