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|Alternate Names/Spellings||狸 or たぬき, Bake-Danuki or 化け狸|
|Origins||Japanese Mythology, Legend and Folklore|
|Species||Yōkai (Obake, Shapeshifter)|
|Appearance||Raccoon-dog with magical powers|
The Tanuki is one of a race of creatures with origins in Japanese mythology, legend and folklore.