The tanuki, also known as the raccoon dog, is a big part of Japanese folklore: being nocturnal, they were considered magical and able to transform into humans to trick them. Over the centuries, people's attitude toward them has been a mix of love and awe – perhaps peppered with a little fear. Thankfully, you don't have to worry when it comes to the Ezo Tanuki Shapeshifting Cushion: it only has the cute aspects of the animal; as a matter of fact, it isn't shaped like a regular raccoon dog but like a subspecies that lives in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island.
The truth, though, is that the Ezo Tanuki Shapeshifting Cushion shares another aspect of the legendary tanuki from folklore: its ability to shapeshift! Using the zipper on the back (with a leaf-shaped pull tab), you can turn the cushion inside out and transform it from a 22 x 27 x 29 cm (8.7 x 10.6 x 11.4") tanuki-shaped cushion into a regular square one. The only thing that would tip anyone off that this isn't just a regular cushion is the tail protruding from one of its corners!
Specs and Features:
- Zipper closure
- Leaf-shaped zipper pull tab
- Dimensions: approx. 22 x 27 x 29 cm (8.7 x 10.6 x 11.4")
- Materials: polyester, polyurethane, microbeads
- For ages 6 years and over
- Special order: please allow 1-2 months for delivery