Armed Force Yuru-Chara, Godfather of Yuru-Chara and Yuru-Chara Singer appeared in Yuru-Chara Festa
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 22:18 Oct. 26, 2009.)
So many Yuru-Charas are made to promote local region at first. But recently there are Yuru-Charas representing various organizations such as highway toll authorities, TV drama and even armed forces.
This post covers these non-area-related Yuru-Charas and others from Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Tohoku area. There were also Enka Singer Yukio Hashi singing "Yuru Chara Ondo" and appearance of Jun Miura, the godfather of "Yuru-Chara".
Read on for detail.
Ms. Kare-Jyo(left) and Mr. ETC(right)(Shuto Expressway)
Hitsuji no Shituji Kun(lit. Sheep Butler)(NTT docomo)
Hastle Komon(Now traveling around Japan)
Bank(Toride municipal keirin racetrack)
Gunma chan(Gunma prefectural office, the mascot of Yu-ai-pic Gunma)
Tohyo-kun(Tatebayashi City Office)
Sakurappi(Sakura Municipal Social Welfare Council)
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Musubi-Maru(1st floor of Miyagi Prefectural Office, Sendai City)
Koakkuma(left) and Akkuma(mainly in Sapporo)
Dashinosuke(Chuo 3 chome, Bakkaiko, Wakkanai City)
Mikoro(left) and Hakoro(Okayama City)
Himekko(Sinjo Village, Gaisen-Sakura Street)
Toripi-(Mascot character of Yume Minato Expo)
Ah! Kanbeh!(Nakatsujyo Castle, Nakatsu City)
Companies, overseas and other organizations
-Japan Self Defence Force
Prince Pickles(left) and Parsley
-P-ark Holdings(Pachinko Manufacturer)
Paddington(Paddington Station, London)
"Yamada" Nobody knew where he came from.
Yumekyobashi Castle Road(Main street of Hikone)
It's not really a Yuru-chara. It's a sumo-wrestler baloon of Pier21, a rental service company of these promotional baloons and kigurumi costumes.
Staff of Nobu-sama.
Staff of Doutaku-kun in ancient people's costume.
Chindon'ya was performing with Jyube.
Jun Miura, a manga artist who named these wacky characters "Yuru-Chara"
Sentokun-like bronze statue settled at 4th square.
So many rock Hikonyan sold as souvenirs.
This is the largest one here. More larger one was sold at 210,000 JPY(about $2300 USD)
Paper-mache of Yuru-charas were all around the Hikone City.
150 Goofy Mascots Gathered at “Yuru-Chara” Festival: Hikone, Shiga - GIGAZINE
Yaoi Fangirl “801-chan”, Prize-Winning “Wataru” and Other Unique “Yuru-Chara” Mascots from Kansai - GIGAZINE
Chaotic Gang of “Yuru-Chara” Mascots from Tokai and Hokuriku - GIGAZINE
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