平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ Heisei tanuki gassen ponpoko

Pom Poko is a 1994 Japanese animated comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Isao Takahata, produced by Studio Ghibli and distributed by Toho. The phrase “Pom Poko” in the title refers to the sound of tanuki (Japanese raccoon dogs, Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) drumming their own bellies as a form of Tanuki-bayashi. Specifically, the phrase started as a…

神田紺屋町 Kanda konya-chō

The Dyers’ Quarter in Kanda Kanji on first two white-blue fabrics reads “sakana” and is a reference to the publisher Sakanaya Eikichi, last two white-blue fabrics contain Hiroshige’s monogram.