Tanuki Bank Vintage Japanese Ceramic Raccoon Dog Figures Good Luck Fertility
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 coin bank features a pair of tanuki... one large and one small.
- Made of glazed ceramic.
- The base was covered with heavy card stock by the original owner. (the word Hallmark is repeated on the card stock)
- It measures 6" high x 4-3/4" wide.
- Some slight scuffs on surface & 2 very tiny flakes at coin slot, but in very good condition otherwise.
- Purchased with a collection of tanuki 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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