Tanuki w Rare Nodder Sugi Wood Japanese Hat Hand Painted Shapeshifter Vintage 8"
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 rare tanuki has a small floating tanuki nodder head at his side.
- Made of wood, the round belly area is Japanese cedar, called sugi, or cryptomeria, with a striking textured grain.
- Hat is made of an organic leaf-like material and nailed to head with tape at center.
- Hand painted faces.
- Purple cord with tassels.
- It measures 8-1/4" high and 6" wide (including head of nodder).
- Original glue shows at neck and ear joins.
- Hat shows light wear but everything else is in excellent condition.
- Purchased with a collection of tanukis from an estate sale.
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