Tanuki (also known as the Japanese racoon dog) -- this is what you're wearing when you buy coats with fur trim. It's sometimes even labeled as faux fur. If it feels like real fur, it probably is. Please don't wear real fur.
(#48) Japanese Raccoon dog TANUKI Pottery SAKE Bottle Shigaraki yaki signed Vtg
(#48) Japanese Raccoon dog TANUKI Pottery SAKE Bottle Shigaraki yaki signed Vtg #shigaraki
The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), or Tanuki, is a canid indigenous to East Asia. The raccoon dog is named for its resemblance to the raccoon, to which it is not closely related. They are very good climbers and regularly climb trees.
Japanese Raccoon Dog. The raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides, is indigenous to East Asia. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family. Among the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares the habit of regularly climbing trees only with the North American gray fox, another basal species. The raccoon dog is named for its resemblance to the raccoon (Procyon lotor), to which it is not closely related.