A 'Tanuki' is a Japanese raccoon dog.
Figure of a Tanuki by Hirado Kilns, 17801810
© Museum of East Asian Art
- Height: 10 cm (3 15/16in.)
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- David and Anne Hyatt King through The Art Fund
This example dates from the 'golden age' of the Harido Kilns. Such early Hirado ware is known for its fine quality and craftsmanship, and moulded animals like this were a particular speciality.