The Japanese are specialists in cute mascots for just about everything, including tourist attractions. This cute little guy from Hakone, near Owakudani geothermal springs and the onsen baths of the area is wearing a yukata (as you would wear in a ryokan) and his hat is shaped like the local hills.
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From baseball teams to giant corporations to even tiny towns, it seems that Japan has a mascot for everything. People claim that Kobe alone has 42 different mascots for everything from the city itself to recycling campaigns. In Japan, these mascots are called
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Japanese like mascots the way the internet likes cats. Every prefecture, every city, every district has a mascot. Neighborhoods have mascots. The Self Defense Force, police and fire department have mascots. Train lines and subways have mascots. TV stations
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· Japan’s estimated 1,500 cuddly mascots are to be found in practically every walk of life, or the pear fairy – whose role as the unofficial mascot of the fruit-producing city of Funabashi,
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· Some are just Meisui-kun in costumes, such as Panda Meisui-kun from Tokyo’s Taito Ward, Meisui-saurus from Fukui Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan, and Ninja Meisui-kun from the city …
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· There’s Imokki, the “bad boy sweet potato” serving as an unofficial mascot for Hitachinaka City, Japan. These food mascots are cheerful, charming, and exceedingly huggable.
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· The city of Gifu alone has 10 police mascots, including a heron-headed reformed criminal named Warusagi-kun , and Damesarencon, a giant lotus root who warns against fraud.
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