2/23/2005

WKD - Badgers / Tanuki

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.. .. .. .. .. .. Badgers, the Tanuki in my Garden





I call this picture:
Five Buddhas and one Tanuki


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risshun ya tanuki no koi no nioi kana

.. .. .. .. .. .. first spring day -
.. .. .. .. .. .. the smell of badger's love
.. .. .. .. .. .. in the fields


Fruehlingsbeginn <>
der Geruch von liebestollen Dachsen
in den Feldern



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neko no koi, the * love of cats * is a kigo for the spring season, but this morning, walking up to the mailbox the whole place was drenched with the incredible poingnant smell of tanuki, our badger friends.

So I made * tanuki no koi * as my very own kigo today.
February 4, 2004

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Tanuki 狸 ... A Badger posing as Daruma
... and the Tanuki Scrotum, kintama 金玉

Bishamonten Tanuki ... Bishamon Tanuki 毘沙門狸
Bishamonten Tanuki Daruma Doll

. Eiyoo Gongen 栄誉権現 Venerable Guard Deity .
Shrine Toshogu in Ueno, Tokyo
On the votive tablet, there is a badger in a purple priest's robe. The two characters
TA「他」and NUKE 「抜」are written on it too.


ta o nuku 他を抜く pull away from the crowd
to be victorious

. Tanuki 狸 Badger amulets and toys .

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Read
Mark Schumacher about the ..  。。Tanuki.


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KIGO


***** Location: Japan
***** Season: All Winter
***** Category: Animal



tanuki 狸 (たぬき) racoon dog, badger
tanoki たのき
Nyctereutes procyonoides

anagumaアナグマ(あなぐま) badger
Meles meles, Dachs
mujina 狢(むじな) badger
mamidanuki まみだぬき
sasaguma ささぐま
anahori あなほり "the one making holes"
(You should see my garden after a night of tanuki visits!)


hakubishin はくびしん【白鼻心】 palm civet
Paguma larvata

tanukigari 狸狩(たぬきがり)badger-hunting
and related kigo
There is even a soup made from tanuki meat, by the poor farmers of old.


The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides, from the Greek words nycto-, "night"; ereutes, "wanderer"; procyon, "raccoon"; and the suffix -oid) is a member of the canid family (which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes) and is indigenous to east Asia. It is the only extant species in its genus Nyctereutes. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family. The Raccoon Dog is named for its resemblance to the raccoon (Procyon lotor), to which it is not closely related.
The Raccoon Dog is native to China, Korea, Japan, and southeastern Siberia.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !



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observance kigo for late Autumn

tanuki kuyoo 狸供養 memorial service for badgers
tanuki matsuri 狸祭り Tanuki festival


at the famous Tanuki-temple Shojo-Ji 證誠寺 / 証城寺 (Shoojooji)
second Saturday in October


shojoji no tanuki bayashi 証城寺の狸囃子
The famous Tanuki Song of Shojo-Ji
source : Mark Schumacher


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having a sip
with his best friend -
summer evening






Gabi Greve, Summer 2005



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. ANIMALS in all SEASONS
SAIJIKI



 . Tanuki 狸 Badger amulets and toys.


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great, Gabi san,
they are real, yeah....

P.P.

Carrie said...

I *love* this picture! Would you mind sharing a higher res one with me so I could use it as my desktop wall paper?

Carrie
shagreh at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Dear carrie,
this is the best resolution I have.
I hope you can use it as it is.
GABI

Kiri said...

Hey, could you tell me where this was taken, I'm very interested, thanks!

email at: kmhansen@ups.edu