Tokorozawa

Tokorozawa school solves budget matter with tasty fruit

There seems to be something different about the city of Tokorozawa in Saitama Prefecture. Both master-animator Hayao Miyazaki and Kanto-head-turner Cornman hail from this area. Perhaps the reason why such creativity comes from this small city is revealed in a letter from East Tokorozawa Elementary School which informed parents on municipal school board policy during school closures… and gave them fruit.

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Cornman unleashed: The once elusive eccentric sheds light on his passion and hobby of walking vegetables

The other day I relaxing at home with the TV on. Suddenly, my wife said to me “It’s him!” I looked up and there on the screen was Cornman (Toumorokoshi Ojisan), in all his sharply-dressed corn-toting glory, giving an interview on Out x Deluxe.

It’s been a while since we last saw him dragging a daikon around in March, and still we had been unable to get a clear shot of his face. Yet now here he was talking openly about himself and the ear of corn he calls Tomoko.

After doing a little research online, sure enough, Cornman was doing the rounds and telling all about his mysterious love of tying a leash on vegetables and taking them around the Kanto area. In particular, thanks to a very illuminating interview with Entabe we can learn all we need to know about Cornman – or should we say Mr. Masahiko Naganuma.

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