bakedanuki means "Monster Raccoon Dog" in English.
- Tanuki LeafThe bakedanuki are sometimes portrayed with a tree leaf on top of their heads, which may be related to their shapeshifting abilities. By the way, "leaf" in Japanese is happa 葉っぱ, a "tree leaf" is konoha 木の葉, and "to place on" is noseru 乗せる.
- tanuki たぬき becomes danuki だぬき in this word because of a change in pronunciation called rendaku.
Beware: some kanji that are difficult to handwrite are easy to type on the computer, which may skew the usage statistics.