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We’re not quite sure what this is. But if you see it, run the other way. Click for the NSFW version.
I’m guessing it’s a macaque, which are native to Japan, and have rather large testicles for their size.
Could also be a tanuki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanuki
“The statues also usually show humorously large testicles, typically hanging down to the floor or ground, although this feature is sometimes omitted in contemporary sculpture.”
Mario wears a tanooki/tanuki costume in one of the Mario Bros. games, and Studio Ghibli made an entire (awesome) film about them, Pom Poko.
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