This floppy tanuki or Japanese raccoon dog is handmade of several kinds of soft faux furs. Extra care has been taken to paint facial details with waterproof inks. The raccoondog has brown plastic safety eyes, felt eyelids, a plastic safety nose, and a carefully trimmed face, paws and ears. Its belly contains a fabric bag with plastic pellets to make the plush floppier and heavier.
From nose to bum the marten measures 48 cm (18.9 inch) with a total length of 60 cm (23.6 inch) to the tip of the tail. It is the size of a cat and very cuddly!