mascot

The cat returns! Giant cat sells sweet potatoes from a pussy wagon in Japan 【Pics & Video】

This cat likes to pull peace poses, stand on two feet and make a living selling hot potatoes.

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Meet Ibaraki Prefecture’s Virtual YouTuber representative Hiyori Ibara, winning hearts everywhere

Japanese fans love her lively personality!

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Pokémon and Iwate team up to elect Geodude as the tourism ambassador to the prefecture!

It even has a theme song and a bizarre costume.

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Kumamon comes under fire for prank against TV presenter, apologizes

Beloved regional mascot admits he’s been a bad, bad bear.

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We recall the times when a famous Japanese mascot tried its hand at winter sports 【Video】

Gachapin is, without a doubt, the country’s most badass mascot.

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Japanese mascot malfunction gives hilarious look at what it’s really like inside a costume【Video】

Spoiler alert: it’s filled with one human, 10 pounds of sweat, and at least a year’s worth of back pain.

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Indonesian street mascots are nothing like we’ve seen in Japan, may also lick you 【Video】

Living in a land full of mascots, I thought I’d seen it all….

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Ryokan produces goods of its cute mascot proprietress, goes deep into deficit

Never question an otaku’s dedication to his waifu.

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Voting underway for Japan’s top bus mascot

In what other country would someone think it was a good idea to hold a national ranking of bus company mascots?

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Nippon Professional Baseball team has an odd new mascot that’s fishing for a new angle

It isn’t exactly what you’d expect to see at the ballpark, but it’s definitely something.

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Taiwan’s host of mascot characters invade Japan, bring own brand of cuteness to the country

Watch out Japan, these oddly adorable mascots are coming in strong!

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Aomori mascot shows no fear in front of legendary X Japan drummer Yoshiki【Video】

Nyango Star must have apple-cat nerves of steel as he absolutely kills a performance of X Japan songs in front of a discerning audience.

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Japanese mascot from Aomori absolutely kills it on the drums

Have you ever seen a mascot play drums? I bet you’d never expect one to be this awesome at it.

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Video of lazy egg Gudetama cleaning up goes viral on Twitter【Video】

Even Gudetama occasionally cleans up after himself, which is more than we can say about some of our roommates in the past.
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Toyota goes full otaku, makes 40 kawaii mascots for every part of the car

For some odd reason I suddenly feel like buying a Toyota….

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Hide your daughters! Kagoshima’s suave new bear mascot is winning hearts all over

Meet the bear that’s making women say: “I wanna fall prey to him!”

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Fail News: Popular Japanese mascot falls during ice-skating routine, can’t get up【Video】

Domo-kun is down on the ice and can’t get up! Who can save the furry, brown monster mascot?!?

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New anime-style mascot character for Taipei government is an out-of-this-world cutie

It seems to be that moe girls, those cute, sometimes slightly sexualized, doe-eyed animated characters, have spread from their origin in Japan throughout Asia. Not only have we seen them being used to mock government initiatives in Indonesia. In Taiwan, they’ve been employed extensively as subway mascots, and now the Department of Technology in Taipei has joined the moe bandwagon with 230-chan.

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Kumamon and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day【Video】

Kumamon is the official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture in southern Japan. Since his debut in 2010, he’s become wildly popular, appearing in all kinds of media and lending his face to uncountable products. By some estimates, he’s pulling down hundreds of billions of yen a year. He’s given a guest lecture at Harvard, despite being mute, and has even met the imperial couple.

But despite this blessed existence, even mascots have bad days. And being in the public eye, those bad days are immortalized on film.

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Deco-curry 101: How to make “Rilakkuma bath-time curry” at home

When it comes to food, presentation is everything, especially in Japan. You only have to stroll through a department store’s food floor to see how beautifully packaged and arranged everything is. And DIY food decorating is something that a lot of people really get into, whether it’s kyara-ben, deco-nabe, or artfully arranged curry rice.

And speaking of curry rice, here’s how to create an eye-catching deco-curry featuring one of Japan’s most beloved and cuddly mascot characters, Rilakkuma!

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