The Japanese myth of the trickster raccoon – Iseult Gillespie

Published on February 7, 2021
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Dive into the Japanese myth of the shape-shifting tanuki, as the raccoon-like creature rewards a traveling salesman for his kindness.

On the dusty roads of a small village, a traveling salesman was having difficulty selling his wares. As he wandered the outskirts of town in the hopes of finding some new customers, he heard a high-pitched yelp coming from the edge of the forest. Following the screams to their source, he discovered a trapped tanuki. Iseult Gillespie details the Japanese myth of the shape-shifting creature.

Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, directed by Anna Samo.

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