There are many tales of animals endowed with supernatural powers in Japanese folklore. Three such animals, a fox, a cat and a tanuki appear in the Ghostly Tales of Japan story “A Friendly Competition.”
Tanuki are particularly popular in Japan, with statues of them a common sight outside shops. One of their most outstanding attributes is a pair of over-sized testicles, which they put to an amazing variety of uses! Read on…..
How did Comically Endowed Tanuki Become Symbols of Good Fortune in Japan?