The magical shape-shifting Tanuki

Saw these in Japan.  Was instantly hooked on the awesomeness of Tanuki.

tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absentminded.

Heading to Japan in April

And for some reason when I think of Japan I think of this video clip by Brisbane band Regurgitator.