Huge WTF? and translation needed. :)

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  1. Jason Harbaugh

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    I think the video explains itself...well as much as it can.

    Does anyone have any idea what this is actually for or what she is saying? And what on earth is with the nuts on that raccoon? [​IMG]

    The Video
     
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    That "raccoon" you are referring to is called a raccoon dog, or in Japanese a tanuki. Unlike a raccoon, this animal is a member of the dog family.

    The large testicles you mentioned are a representation of fertility and good fortune, and are said to be the source of its magical powers in Japanese folklore. The raccoon dog's large testicles are associated with wealth because the Japanese colloquial word for testicle is kindama, which means "golden ball." In Japanese mythology, the raccoon dog's scrotum can be enlarged to as much as eight tatami mats (one tatami is about 6'x3') and they play them like a drum.

    Update: information from the Japan Seldom Asked Questions page.

    http://www3.tky.3web.ne.jp/~edjacob/saq.html
     
  3. Jason Harbaugh

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    Very interesting stuff, so do you know what that commercial is for? Some kind of Viagra maybe?
     
  4. Travis Hedger

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    Anabukin-Chan! Wow, I thought I was the only one to ever really see this.

    From what I understand from a website that used to host the video, the video is for some time of building contractor. Doesn't seem to get the point across that they wanna build homes or buildings in the video however.

    Actually, I found the site that hosted the video, and they still do!

    http://www.stinky.com/anabu/index.html

     
  5. Jason Harbaugh

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    Wow, I would have never guessed in a million years that that was for a construction company, let alone one that builds mansions.

    Travis, Thanks a mil for finding the translation. Still makes zero sense, but at least I know what they are saying. [​IMG]
     
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