Tanuki figurine (Doubutsu no Mori+)

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Tanuki figurine
Buy price Sell price
 2,000 Bells  500 Bells
1.0 x 1.0  1 × 1
Obtain via:
 Crazy Redd's
 Treasure hunt
 Tree (good luck)
Obtain via:
 Crazy Redd's
 Treasure hunt
 Tree (good luck)
Obtain via:
HRA points 412
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
Feng shui
In other games
Wild World (racoon figurine)
City Folk (racoon figurine)
New Leaf (raccoon figurine)
New Horizons (raccoon figurine)
Names in other languages

The tanuki figurine (たぬきのおきもの tanuki no okimono?) is a furniture item in Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, and Doubutsu no Mori e+. It is replaced by the left stone lion statue in Dòngwù Sēnlín.

The tanuki figurine can be obtained from Crazy Redd's Furniture Emporium for  2,000 Bells, Wisp, a treasure hunt, or trees when the player has good luck. For the purpose of fêng shui, its color is special. This item is lucky, meaning it gives a 777-point Happy Room Academy bonus when placed in the player's house.

In Doubutsu no Mori, this item appears in the homes of Hector, Iggy, and Vladimir.

In Doubutsu no Mori+, this item appears in the homes of Hector, Iggy, and Vladimir.

For villagers who have this item placed on the floor in their house, there is a chance that the villager will gift it to the player.

Version differences

Leftover dummy item

The dummy model used by unused items in Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, the tanuki figurine is still leftover in the game data as a dummy item, unobtainable without gameplay modification or glitches. It has the unused name "racoon obje" and uses the dummy model, a white triangle with red Japanese text reading ダミー (damī, dummy). Its name was also translated to other languages in the European version of Animal Crossing, with the name "objeto mapache" in Spanish, "raton laveur" in French, "Waschbär" in German, and "procione" in Italian.

Real-world information

A photo of a tanuki statue, depicting its large scrotum.

In Japanese folktale, bake-danuki (化け狸?) are a yōkai, or Japanese supernatural beings, associated with the Japanese raccoon dog, or tanuki. They're known for having the ability to shapeshift in order to fool people. Despite being coined "raccoon dogs", tanukis are not related to raccoons, but are often mistranslated as such in English translations of Japanese medias, including the Animal Crossing series.

Statues of this yōkai are spread around Japan, each having eight specific features that are said to give good fortune. These include:

  • A hat for protection against bad weather or trouble
  • Big eyes for good decision-making and to see the environment
  • A sake bottle for virtue
  • A big tail for steadiness and strength, said to bring success
  • A large scrotum for financial luck
  • A promissory note for trust or confidence
  • A big belly for bold and calm decisions
  • A friendly smile[1]

More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

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In other games



  1. Mark Schumacher (October 12, 2011). "Tanuki - Japanese Trickster & Spook, Originally Evil, Now Icon of Generosity & Prosperity.". Japanese Buddhist Statuary. Retrieved February 29, 2024.