Tanuki Vintage Pottery Raccoon Dog Good Luck Fertility Japan Label Saki Vase
Tanuki are known in Japanese folklore as mystical shape-shifting spirits... raccoon, dog, badger, and fox-like composites. Once portrayed as frightening, they have more recently become benevolent figures bringing good luck and prosperity.
- This tanuki is glazed pottery.
- Blue paper label on side under promissory note reads Japan.
- He measures 6-5/8" high x 4-1/4" wide.
- Excellent condition... no chips, cracks, or repairs.
- Purchased with a collection of tanukis from an estate sale.
Tanuki are said to have 8 special features that bring good luck:
- The large hat protects against trouble or bad weather.
- The large eyes perceive his surroundings and help make good decisions.
- The sake bottle symbolizes virtue.
- The big tail provides steadiness.
- The large scrotum represents financial luck.
- The promissory note shows trust.
- The big belly symbolizes decisiveness.
- And he also has a friendly smile.
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