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Japanese Ceramic Tanuki Statue

  • Japanese Ceramic Tanuki Statue - 2301-0088
  • Japanese Ceramic Tanuki Statue - 2301-0088
  • Japanese Ceramic Tanuki Statue - 2301-0088
  • Japanese Ceramic Tanuki Statue - 2301-0088

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The Tanuki (狸), or Japanese raccoon dog, plays a very prominent role in various Japanese legends and folktales. The fictional Yōkai Tanuki called Bake-Danuki (化け狸) is known for its ability to shapeshift. Additionally, the Bake-Danuki wards off evil spirits.

This formed the inspiration for the Tanuki statues seen all throughout Japan. In gardens, on verandas, on balconies or even on front porches, an authentic Tanuki statue is indispensable.

Traditional Tanuki statues often share a number of recognizable characteristics. For example, they are usually depicted with a straw hat on their head and with a Sake flask known as a Tokkuri (徳利) in their hand. Next to this, they often carry a wooden staff and a note with a Kanji character on it.

We at Yokoso Japanese Gardens are working closely together with the best Japanese antique experts that the country has to offer. Thanks to our ever-growing network we are able to present the most unique Japanese antiques in our collection.

• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture
• Material: Ceramic
• Age: Shōwa period

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Model: Length: Width: Height: Price:
2301-0088 12 cm 12 cm 20 cm Eur 125.00

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