(noun): The raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides, often regarded as a shapeshifter.
In Japanese folklore, the tanuki is the badger of excess.
A tanuki is a raccoon like dog that lives in Japan, but in their myths and stories, they have special powers like shapeshifting.
The Furry-Legged Teapot by Tim Myers is a version of a Japanese folktale in which a tanuki a Japanese raccoon-dog transforms himself into a teapot.
In Japanese paintings, statues, stories, song, and lore, the tanuki raccoon dog is feted for his magical powers and the physical size of his cojones.
One morning, as the little tanuki was sitting with his father, he remembered, with a start, that his mother had taught him all she knew of magic, and that he could work spells as well as his father, or perhaps better.
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