Tanuki

Raccoon with eight virtues that bring good fortune.

Raccoon with eight virtues that bring good fortune.

今日も一日お疲れ様でした。今夜の写真は狸の置物です。大きめの信楽狸って街のあちこちで見かけますが、写真のほうは手の平に載せれるほどの小さなものです。海ほたるSAの和食レストランで発見。可愛いと思ったので撮りました。さて、今夜は乾杯?^^ ではみなさん、素敵な週末をお過ごしください!

Tonight’s photo is a pottery statue of a tanuki or Japanese raccoon dog. In Japanese folklore the tanuki is a harbinger of good fortune. It’s not uncommon to find statues near the entrance of restaurants, temples, stores, parks etc. This one is so small it could easily sit in the palm of your hand. I spotted it in a Japanese restaurant in Chiba Prefecture, and couldn’t resist taking a pic :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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4 Responses to “Tanuki”

  1. slf says:

    Is it holding moneybags? :D

  2. Kris says:

    Sooo cute and rolypoly!!

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