Tanuki Mug

Tanuki mug

This mug depicts Tanuki, the Japanese God of Restauranters. Tanuki is holding a bottle of sake in his left hand and an umbrella in the other. He has a big fat belly, large testicles, and is wearing a straw hat. Tanuki has the power of transformation which it uses to play tricks on people. It also loves sake, which is why it has a bottle of sake in one hand.

There is an small hole in front of this mug for a straw and a large hole in the back for adding a beverage. Inscribed on the bottom is “Japan”.

Similar items in my collections include the Benihana Tanuki Mug.

Found in the Mug and Orientalia Collections.

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