Bearington Bears are made by the Bearington Collection, a company who make affordable quality jointed and dressed bears, and other soft toys. Their Halloween selection includes at least one surprise.
The stories about Pooh Bear, Piglet, Tigger and many other well loved characters, written by A A Milne, have been used as an analogy of Taoism, the ancient Eastern philosophy.
The tengu is a supernatural being in Japanese folklore. With its red face and long nose, it might look comical, but centuries ago it was viewed as a very dangerous creature indeed.
The Dodo was a large flightless bird of the pigeon family which inhabited the island of Mauritius. It became extinct due to over-hunting by European sailors, and the introduction of pigs and rats.
The kitsune is the Japanese word for fox, but in Japanese folklore, the fox is a magical creature, wise and tricky, sometimes friend and sometimes enemy.