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http://senseis.xmp.net/?TanukiNoHaraTsuzumi One of these colorfully named tesujis, tanuki no hara tsuzumi is usually translated as the raccoon-dog drums his belly. The [ext] tanuki (Nyctereutes procyonoides) plays a part in Far Eastern mythology, a prankster and shape-shifter not unlike the fox, but less malevolent. Statues depicting the mythical form of the tanuki are often seen outside of temples and restaurants in Japan. Real tanuki resemble something of a cross between a raccoon and a fox. The Chinese go term for the same tesuji (黄莺扑蝶) translates into English as the [ext] yellow oriole captures the butterfly.

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