tanuki
noun Etymology: Japanese, raccoon dog Date: circa 1929 the fur of a raccoon dog; also raccoon dog

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  • Awa no Tanuki Festival — The Awa no Tanuki Festival (阿波の狸まつり) is a festival held each year in early November in Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture.OverviewThe Awa no Tanuki festival was first started in 1978 with the aims of promoting local culture, and has since grown …   Wikipedia

  • 10154 Tanuki — Infobox Planet minorplanet = yes width = 25em bgcolour = #FFFFC0 apsis = name = Tanuki symbol = caption = discovery = yes discovery ref = discoverer = T. Kobayashi discovery site = Oizumi discovered = October 31, 1994 designations = yes mp name …   Wikipedia

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