In Japan This Is Perfectly Normal

A Very Comprehensive and Accurate Look at Life in Japan

Dressing Up For No Reason

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Japanese people love to dress up. It’s strange because they don’t really celebrate Halloween, some do, but most don’t… I guess they don’t need to use the holiday as an excuse to throw down, dress up and make magic happen.

Pile of Poo and 1 up:

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The Tanuki

Tanuki (狸 or タヌキ?) is the common Japanese name for the Japanese raccoon dog. They have been part of Japanese folklore since ancient times. The legendary tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shape shifting, but somewhat gullible and absent-minded.

the tanuki

I think it’s pretty cool that Japan idolizes a hybrid raccoon dog animal with enormous balls who loves nothing more than to drink and party!

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Yes this creature is more or less standing on his own testicles.

a group of tanukis

Look at those things!

a very cool tanuki mask... and its for sale!

Even you can dress up as one of these goofy animals!

even mario had a tanuki suit... i bet you never realized what it was
It took me going to Japan to realize what Mario was dressed up as while wearing his Tanuki suit!

More from wikipedia:

Statues of tanuki can be found outside many Japanese temples and restaurants, especially noodle shops. These statues often wear big, turtle-shell hats and carry bottles of sake in one hand, and a promissory note or empty purse in the other hand. Tanuki statues always have large bellies. The statues also usually show humorously large testicles, typically hanging down to the floor or ground, although this feature is sometimes omitted in contemporary sculpture

Glamour Shots

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