encountering Tanuki or Arai-guma (2006-02-09)

I saw two raccoons in this morning.
They were so cute!
They were walking. teke, teke, teke, teke...

I think they were common raccoons or Japanese raccoon dogs.




in Englishin Japanese
common raccoonsarai-guma
Japanese raccoon dogstanuki

TANUKI: Natural Environment Research Laboratory of Waseda University - Tanuki in Research Laboratory (in Japanese)

ARAI-GUMA: Arai-guma - Wikipedia (in Japanese)

Umm... I cannot place.


You probably know the movie "Pompoko" by Isao Takahata (Ghibli studios)...?
The little magical beasts are called "tanuki".

Posted by La Joconde : February 18, 2006 (Sat)

Oh, I don't have watched 'Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko'.
Real tanukies are not magical beasts ;-)

Pom Poko // Nausicaa.net

This movie's title is 'Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko' in Japan.
Is it 'Pom Poko'?

Posted by NI-Lab. : February 19, 2006 (Sun)

tags: cj1

Posted by NI-Lab. (@nilab)