H. Monstroses Squipedaliophilia
"You know, I couldn't even manage a goddamned sunset without a little competition from the Firebird Motel sign. Which, relatively speaking, was bigger to begin with and stayed lit one hell of a lot longer."
  • Stills from the early scene in Ghibli’s Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko which the tanuki are practicing their transformation skills…with one inept student. By far my favorite Ghibli film (knowing I love them all).

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  • He’s a happy tanuki.

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  • Artwork by Jillian Tamaki. The embroidered Penguin book covers are amazing.

    image c/o the blog Gimme More Bananas

  • Tanuki, kitsune AND yokai, all wrapped up in one vintage Japanese cartoon by Ikuo Oishi from 1933.

    Reference c/o the Fantastic Animation site.

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  • If one knows me for any length of time, they know I have a deep fascination with and love of the tanuki and his magical testicles. Japanese transforming animals are ace. This image is from Kuniyoshi’s suite of tanuki ukiyo-e, entitled “Shichifukujin (the Seven Lucky Gods) disguise”.

    Image c/o the wonderful Pink Tentacle site.

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