Good luck / bad luck animals are different in each countries. Today, I will introduce the Japanese consideration of animals in culture and folktales.
Tanuki is good luck for money and they decorate tanuki statues at their shop or house. A hat is for protection against trouble and problems, big eyes help to make good decisions, a sake bottle that represents virtue, a big tail is symbol of strength until success is achieved; over-sized thingie(?) that symbolize financial luck.