What is the range of distribution of Tanuki chan in Japan?
I am sure the population of Tanuki chan in Shiga prefecture is very dense. However, I don’t know any statistical data of their distribution. I took a look of Yahoo Answers and found that Soba noodle restaurants supposedly started to use Tanuki chan, which would lead to prosperous business.
I found a faded orange middle size Tanuki chan in Ise city. He is the guardian of a small local Udon noodle restaurant beside the sea.
Incidentally, his restaurant is near the shrine in the sea, which is celebrating frogs.