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This Google Map Raises Awareness on Japan's Disappearing Tanuki Cakes

Tanuki cakes are a fun Japanese dessert designed to look like Japanese racoon dogs, but this once wildly popular dessert is disappearing from Japan. To fight this, the Tanuki Cake No Aru Toko Meguri website set up the 'National Tanuki Cake Habitat Map' on Google, showing where it's still possible to get a slice of one of these delicious Tanuki-inspired cakes.

Data on the maps is contributed by those who are passionate about the dessert, showing all of the place where you can and can no longer get this Japanese dessert. As well as serving as a handy guide for those looking for a snack, this is a clever way for Tanuki Cake No Aru Toko Meguri to raise awareness and stir up nostalgia for the dessert so many once enjoyed during childhood.