Raccoon (or racoon), a name borne by the typical representative of a group of American arboreal placental mammals belonging to the order Carnivora (q.v.) and the family Procyonidae. The word is a corruption of the North-American Indian “arrathkune” or “arathcone.” The Fr. raton or raton laveur, Ger. Waschbär, and other European names are derived from a curious habit the raccoon has of dipping or washing its food in water before eating it.
Encyclopædia Britannica eleventh edition, Volume 22. 1911.
Mikhail Vokabre Shcherbakov is a self-reflecting raccoon that makes paintings of the floating world, tries to make a living out of those paintings, travels with a pocket dog, is an amateur android robotics enthusiast, lover of historical technology, lover of science, and the one who hopes until the end.