The Animal With The Most Legendary Testicles In The World

The tanuki is a kind of canid native to Japan. Over the years it has gotten quite a reputation... or rather, its testicles have. » 3/30/15 6:30am Monday 6:30am

The Raccoon Scrotum Monster, and Other Awful Creatures from 1800s…

This should appeal to those of you who were tickled by those magnificent Edo-era He-Gassen scrolls, which put the art in "fart." Throughout the early 1800s, celebrated Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) painted hundreds of gorgeous scenes, including those of landscapes, samurai, and beautiful women. » 3/12/12 8:50am 3/12/12 8:50am

The wonderfully weird street idols of Japan

In the new book Idle Idol, Edward and John Harrison catalogue Japan's obsession with public mascots. These ubiquitous street idols greet passers-by and run the gamut from kaiju to manga characters to the tanuki, a sake-swilling raccoon-dog with giant testicles. » 5/22/10 9:00am 5/22/10 9:00am