Shōjōji no Tanuki Bayashi

Shōjōji no Tanuki Bayashi
Tanuki from the Gazu Hyakki Yagyo.

Shōjōji no Tanuki Bayashi

The Shōjōji no Tanuki Bayashi (狸囃子) is a Japanese Folktale which later became a children’s song.

The story revolves around a pack of Tanuki holding wild nightly drum parties at the Shōjōji Temple.1

Footnotes

1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: over Publications, Inc.

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