Tanuki from Kenka

This is a sketch i did a while ago of this tanuki "racoon dog" that sits on the counter by the cash register in a great japanese drinking place called Kenka on st. marks place. They have a huge tanuki statue in the front of the restaurant in another style with glowing red lightbulb eyes. after wikipedia research they usually wear a straw hat, carry a bottle of sake, and a bill they will never pay in the other hand. i have heard they are sort of a symbol of drunkiness. I should further develop this guy but knowing those japanese im sure they beat me to it like centuries ago.

Posted byJason Raish at 7:53 PM  


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