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Rare encounter with a Tanuki ( and other stories about Japanese Yokai)

When I visited Japan several years ago I had a strange encounter. I saw a mysterious creature, a yokai.

It was during a walking tour. My sister and I were climbing up a long set of stairs toward a temple gate. 873 more words


My top 10 favorite animals that most people have never heard of #7


#7 Raccoon Dog/Tanuki

Size: 20-23 ½ in. (50-60 cm.)

Weight 17 lbs. (7.5 kg)

The Raccoon Dog (Tanuki)  is a member of the canine family, though it has strong resemblance to a raccoon. 135 more words

Seeds For Autism


Some tanuki in line on a random street in Tokyo.

What I really “regret” (I try not to use that word, ever) about my trip to Japan, besides not having staying there for a few years, is that I didn’t took any of my analogue cameras with me… at the time it seemed wiser to travel only with the digital one and my Fuji 210, but now… I kind of miss the analogue photos I didn’t take… *sigh* Anyways, when I come back (because of course I’m going to come back), I’ll take an analogue camera with me. 115 more words


Female Japanese tanuki racoon dogs get a chance to shine in new lineup of gacha capsule toys

Male raccoon dog statues are often displayed with their large, uh, family jewels outside Japanese eateries, but soon female tanuki will shine with a different set of… 226 more words


For The Ages - Characters

This is a small section to just touch on some of the characters who will appear in this short story series, and while some main ones, for now, have been hidden, most of the main cast is present and detailed below.



Getting Lost with Mushrooms

No sooner had Link chopped down a single bush to enter the Mysterious Woods than he is accosted by the prophetic Owl. It seems the omnipotent bird has more to say to our displaced hero on the matter of leaving this paradise prison: 842 more words

Legend Of Zelda