Tanuki Good Luck Figurine Raking Gold Coins Japanese Garden Mascot
Tanuki Good Luck Figurine Raking Gold Coins Japanese Garden Mascot. This piece measures a large 10.38 inches high and it depicts a Tanuki with a rake, a magical mallet, a treasure bag and a large mound of gold coins. Based on Japanese mythology, the magical mallet called "Uchide no Kozuchi" is believed to produce gold coins when it is shaken. Japanese Tanuki, also known as a Raccoon dog or Badger appears often in Japanese folklore with some magical ability to change its shape. It appears this Tanuki has found the magic mallet and because it produced so much gold coins, he has to rake them up.
The condition is very good and it is like a brand new piece with the maker a sticker still on his fat lil belly.