Tanuki

 

tanuki_abacus(Autumn)

 

Aki no kure hotoke ni bakeru tanuki kana

The autumn evening;

Disguised as a Buddha image —

Tanuki!

 

 

 

 

 

This verse, by Buson, can be found here.

The photo,above, of the Tanuki with its gigantic  kintama  can be found here.

 

 

tanuki-statue-yanagimori-shrine-akihabara-big

 

This Tanuki is not disguised as a Buddha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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