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Cartoon racoon receives the highest honor a woodland creature can get — its own cake

by Patrick ST. Michel

Special To The Japan Times

Rascal the Racoon, the Japanese cartoon character created in 1977, has received one of the highest honors an animated woodland creature can get — his own cake.

Until June 18, the Cafe Comme Ca in Shibuya’s Seibu department store (www.cafe-commeca.co.jp) is offering a Rascal cake set (¥1,000), which includes a drink. The main dessert isn’t exactly an accurate representation of Rascal, but it is tasty, the dominant flavor being sweet chocolate, complimented by even sweeter fudge-like “tails” jutting out of the sides. Make sure to eat this one in the store as stuffed-toy versions of Rascal are sitting on the cafe’s tables.