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MOST RECENT

Got such a big soft spot for these boys at the moment, they’re absolute angels #tanooki #racoondog

My vacation is unfortunately over, now > back to the desk ... Hello #monday 🙈
Mein Urlaub ist leider schon wieder vorbei, jetzt geht es zurück an den Schreibtisch.
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#mondaymood #montag #diearbeitruft
#fapila #ontour #twilightscapes
#tierpark #altefasanerie #marderhund #cuty #cute #sweet #loveit #backtowork #holidayisover
#igersgermany #ig_nature #nature #racoon #racoondog #vacation #animal #wildlife #ig_animal #natureshooters #animalsoninstagram #natura

I miss working with all the animals at uni! Bring on next month! The final year of my degree!! #racoondog #racoondogsofinstagram #animalovers #animalcareer #beautifulanimals #notaracoonoradog #animalmanagement #university #bishopburtoncollege

The fuzzballs were full of beans this morning, love being present for their mad moments #tanooki #racoondog

久しぶりに益子に行ったらずいぶんと楽しい場所になっていた!
益子焼も昔と比べるとかなりバリエーションと色が増えて可愛いかった💛

狸と私達…笑

#japan #tochigi #mashiko #art#racoon #racoondog #japaneseculture #genic_japan #tabijyo #栃木#益子#益子焼#狸#タビジョ#ファインダー越しの私の世界 #旅好きな人と繋がりたい #写真好きな人と繋がりたい

Dave Fox's version of the Tanuki from my last post. Tanuki are often the centre of hillarity in Japan: usually depicted with giant scrotum doing something like using it as a drum or as a net to catch fish. They are seen as tricksters in a similar fashion to Kitsune (Fox) and can even transform and using magic like them. There are a number of different stories based on them. Hopefully try to get some more tales up of them - hopefully try to post more in general too.
Image taken from Dave Fox's book: Haunted.
#SEVERNRIVERYOKAI #yokai #yurei #tanuki #davefox #magic #kitsune #japanesefolklore #folklore #japan #yoshitoshi #racoondog #fox

An old and childless couple lived in the mountains, their only friend being a loyal and steadfast hare. A tanuki (racoon dog) also lived close by and he would taunt and torment the old couple, sometimes stealing from them or playing tricks. One day the old man captured the racoon dog and imprisoned him in their house. Whilst the old man was out chopping wood and the woman was making soup the tanuki pleads for mercy, promising that he will stop his evil ways and will start helping them. Being kind hearted the old woman complies and sets the tanuki free but he promptly beats her head in with a heavy kitchen utensil. The tanuki then sets about finishing the meal the woman had started by butchering her body and adding her to it. When the man returns the tanuki has used magic to transform himself into the man's wife and invites him to share the meal. Once the man has finished the tanuki transforms back and tells the man what he has done before running away. The hare, hearing what has transpired, is angry and vows to bring the racoon dog to justice. He tricks the tanuki into carrying firewood on its back before setting him alight. He then treats his wounds with a salt and hot chilli mix. Eventually he tricks the tanuki into rowing a clay boat on a lake and whilst the boat dissolves in the water the hare bludgeons the tanuki with an ore and abandons the racoon dog to a watery grave.

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