11 February 2006

Shigaraki Raccoon Dog Papercraft

Here is a cute paper model of a Shigaraki Raccoon Dog papercraft, now you may ask what is a Shigaraki Raccoon Dog? to be brief, Shigaraki is a village in Japan that used to be its capital waaaaay back in the early days. A raccoon dog, also known as a "tanuki", is a dog which for all arguments resembles a raccoon, including markings and body structure. The Shigaraki Raccoon Dog is a local celebrity in Japan, in which they create figurines for it. The man who started this was Tetsuzo Fujiwara, a ceramic sculptor who focused most of his work with ceramic raccoon dogs that have different facial expressions and unique shapes, which in turn started a tradition of this loveable Shigaraki Raccoon Dog dolls and figurines.

This paper model is in a PDF file, created and hosted by Chokipeta.jp - a company very well known in asian and european countries for creating beautiful paper crafts.


  1. I have never made any paper craft, but looking at your great great work, I want to start! And your web is perfect for this, cause you have lot of links with incredible cute characters to make.You're very talented ^^

  2. I'm really glad I inspired you, that is the goal of Paper Kraft. I also saw your site Freak-Knit, it is very nice indeed, lots of cute and cuddly stuff :) I hope your having a wonderful day, keep knitting and crafting ;)


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