Image The details of Karamon gate in Encho-ji, Kamakura, Japan. Karamon are often used at the entrances of Japanese castles, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, and have historically been a symbol of authority.
people wanted Racoons because of a cute cartoon, then the racoons destroyed ancient architecture the Japanese had to destroy the "cute" Racoons. Racoons are NOT native to Japan. Humans: we sure make a mess of things!