Mascots

This balding middle-aged fairy is one of Japan’s most unique mascot characters

Atsuo welcomes visitors to Atami, the town where he turned into a fairy.

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Czech Republic makes multi-eyed mascot friend for Osaka’s multi-eyed Myaku-Myaku mascot

So happy together…

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Leek ice cream is Japan’s newest must-try local specialty

With “Enjoy Good Happy” as the tagline, this new dessert is destined for great things.

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Japanese prison mascot appears in children’s colouring book made by prison inmates

Can an anthropomorphised prison wall really capture the heart of a child? 

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Japanese Penis Festival shrine distances itself from penis mascot

The one penis not welcome at Japan’s Kanamara Matsuri. 

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Tokyo couple caught making stickers with police mascot flipping bird

That salute is not in the police manual.

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We really have a lot to learn from Japanese Mascot Character Parliament 【Video】

Parliament without everyone fighting like cats and dogs and otters and bears and beavers and…

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Seiji cosplays as the hot new mascot Myaku-Myaku using only 100-yen products

Never has a man worn panties, wrapping paper, and balloons so well.

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Nothing to see here — just a giant cat selling puddings in Japan

The hardest working feline in the country. 

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Studio Ghibli reveals mystery hidden on coat of arms and outdoor signs at Ghibli Museum

Fans in Japan left reeling after surprise revelation blows everyone’s minds.

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Ghibli fan wins Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Studio Ghibli memorabilia

A massive collection No Face would be proud of.

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Mos Burger mascot retires to make way for new character in Japan

50-year-old burger character is traded in for a newer, younger, human model. 

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Studio Ghibli releases wallpapers for Ghibli Park, introduces us to two new forest characters

Meet “Miyazo” and “Zukkoro“, a duo based on Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, who come with an interesting backstory.

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Pringles teams up with Hello Kitty for new Sanrio collection in Japan

Pringles crossover makes Sanrio stars look like Mario and Luigi.

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Episode of Gunma-chan anime deemed not suitable for children and shelved

What has that little horsey gotten itself into?

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Kawaguchi’s mascot Cupolan doesn’t mind that you think it looks like a turd

It really is thick-skinned.

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Tokyo train stations get new Olympic melodies and signage for the Games

We check out the Tokyo 2020 official beat music being played at four special locations.

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Can you spot the hidden cats at this Tokyo train station?

Only commuters with a sharp eye will be able to spot them all.

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Kids in Hikari are raised under Boob Childrearing concepts.

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After a decade as electronics stores’ mascot, Tsukumo-tan is unemployed.

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