Tanuki [狸 or たぬき]: the "Racoon Dogs" of Japan

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Area(s) Reported: Japan
Date(s) Reported: Ancient Times to Present

The 'tanuki' of Japan are a unique animal that only lives on the islands of that nation, and they are long believed to have magical abilities to transform themselves into different shapes... and they also have a long reputation for being serious party animals!

See also: Kitsune [狐 or キツネ]: the Foxes of Japan
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