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Ready for a Party

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 8 March 2010 in Animal & Insect.

This is a collection of Japanese badgers (called tanuki; 狸), a typical symbol of good times, parties, drinking and spending money unwisely. As a result, he's often seen at the entrance to restaurants. These guys, however, are assembled in the more sober confines of a Buddhist temple called Tanukidanisanfudoin (狸谷山不動院), making their own party.

NIKON D300 1/30 second F/4.5 ISO 400 72 mm (35mm equiv.)

jpdm from Pignans, France

one funny picture, one weird family ;o)

8 Mar 2010 6:14am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom


8 Mar 2010 8:33am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot. You see the different expressions on the faces. Well seen.

8 Mar 2010 10:36am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

:):):)good expressions !! :)

8 Mar 2010 11:32am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like an elfin uprising GJC! Well seen and captured! ;-)

8 Mar 2010 1:07pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

party animals these are- indeed- one of my favourite trickster in the whole wide world - better than the african mr turtle

8 Mar 2010 1:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Real party animals!

8 Mar 2010 3:59pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

They seem to have smiling faces...and they do look ready to party!

8 Mar 2010 4:00pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

These guys are too cool. With those bellies they look like Happy Buddha Badgers.

8 Mar 2010 4:39pm

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Cool this shot (✿◠‿◠)❤

8 Mar 2010 6:39pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Do they see their shadow and there is six more weeks of partying? best...jerry

8 Mar 2010 6:57pm

Stephanie from Texas, United States

That's too funny! Thanks for sharing...great shot!

8 Mar 2010 9:43pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely shot! They look real funny!

9 Mar 2010 1:40am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So interesting I sat looking in depth at all of them, so interesting and so well captured

9 Mar 2010 2:04am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Intriguing! Thanks for sharing

9 Mar 2010 3:20am

jim from sebastopol, United States

this is so much more interesting after reading of the location where these guys are placed... in a temple!

9 Mar 2010 4:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice big party !

9 Mar 2010 1:05pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Party animals indeed. Cute little sculptures.

11 Mar 2010 12:04am

1/30 second
ISO 400
72 mm (35mm equiv.)