A 'Tanuki' is a Japanese raccoon dog.

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.


Museum of East Asian Art

12 Bennett Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2QJ
01225 464640
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