Shrouded in mystery, nobody seems to know quite exactly who Tanuki are, and they aim to keep it that way. Taken from their own site:
Our names don’t matter. What matters is that we have brought back traditions and partnered with the world. What matters is that we are taking the past and looking forward. What matters is that we are here to maintain an art alive. Tanuki will transform with you, will grow with you, will be a part of you.
Tanuki brings creativity, passion and boldness to an industry dominated by tradition — the blending of sharp design and traditional high-quality garment manufacturing.
Tanuki evolves against conformity.
Whether this type of secrecy bothers you or intrigues you, it can’t be denied that Tanuki is making some of the most unique denim available today.