This item was regularly used for at least a few months, and shows signs of wear. There is rubbing on some of the piping on the edges where the color has faded. There is also some disocoloration in the coin pouch from holding coins. The zipper on the inside doesn’t have its pull any more, but something else could easily be attached (I made due without the pull after I lost it). Still has some life in it and the design is too cute! A tanuki is kind of like a racoon, a type of animal found here in Japan. This one likes icecream apparently!