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The first panel explaining the famous Bunbuku Chagama (εˆ†η¦θŒΆι‡œ) folktale about a tanuki raccoon dog which turned into a tea pot. Morinji temple is where the folktale originated. There are multiple versions of the story.
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A few statues shows a tanuki morphed into a steel tea pot at Morinji temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture. Based on the Bunbuku Chagama folktale.
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Another tanuki morphed into a steel tea pot at Morinji temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture. Based on the Bunbuku Chagama folktale.
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In folklore, tanuki is a mischievous shapeshifter so it is often depicted in many different costumes.
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Tanuki morphed into a steel tea pot at Morinji temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture.
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Tanuki morphed into a steel tea pot at Morinji temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture.
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Morinji temple's Hondo main hall can be entered through the reception window on the right. 300 yen admission charged (150 yen for kids). Open 9 am-4 pm. Closed Thu.
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Then there's a showroom of many tanuki sculptures, both wooden and stuffed.
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Tanuki sculptures
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Tanuki statues in the showcase looked very old.
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Old Tanuki statues at Morinji temple,
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Tanuki hibachi
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Room exhibiting the legendary chagama tea pot in Morinj temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma.
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Room exhibiting the legendary chagama tea pot in Morinj temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma.
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The legendary chagama tea pot in Morinj temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma.
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The legendary chagama tea pot in Morinj temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma.
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About the the legendary chagama tea pot in Morinj temple, Tatebayashi, Gunma. There are other versions of the folktale.
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Painting of a tanuki chagama.
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