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This little mini shares many of the traits of traditional tanuki such as a hat to be ready to protect against trouble or bad weather; big eyes to perceive the environment and help make good decisions; a sake bottle that represents virtue; a big tail that provides steadiness and strength until success is achieved; over-sized testicles that symbolize financial luck; a promissory note that represents trust or confidence; a big belly that symbolizes bold and calm decisiveness; and a friendly smile.
If, like us, you're fascinated by the Tanuki, here's a link to the Wikipedia article from which we got the above list of characteristics.
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