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.


Yuru-Chara(R) Matsuri in Hikone: Kigurumi Summit 2009
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Tokyo

Kumokkuru(Shibuya area, mascot of "Shibuya Flower Project")


Ms. Kare-Jyo(left) and Mr. ETC(right)(Shuto Expressway)


Hitsuji no Shituji Kun(lit. Sheep Butler)(NTT docomo)


Ibaragi

Hastle Komon(Now traveling around Japan)


Bank(Toride municipal keirin racetrack)


Chiba

Jyube


Gunma

Gunma chan(Gunma prefectural office, the mascot of Yu-ai-pic Gunma)


Tohyo-kun(Tatebayashi City Office)


Tochigi

Sakurappi(Sakura Municipal Social Welfare Council)


Yamagata

Kanetan(left) and Osen-chan(Yonezawa City. Now appearing in Ten-Chi-Jin Expo 2009 every Saturday and Sunday)


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Musubi-Maru(1st floor of Miyagi Prefectural Office, Sendai City)


Hokkaido

Koakkuma(left) and Akkuma(mainly in Sapporo)


Ebe-Chun(Ebetsu City)


Dashinosuke(Chuo 3 chome, Bakkaiko, Wakkanai City)


Okayama

Mikoro(left) and Hakoro(Okayama City)


Ecomo-Kun(Niimi City)


Himekko(Sinjo Village, Gaisen-Sakura Street)


Tottori

Toripi-(Mascot character of Yume Minato Expo)


Hiroshima

Kumapi(Anytime, anywhere)


Kagawa

Konpi-Kun(Konpira Grand Theater, Kotohira Town)


Oita

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)

P-kun


-Saipan

Saipan da!


-England

Paddington(Paddington Station, London)


Et Cetera

"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.


Squirrel.


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"


Veteran Enka singer Yukio Hashi is singing Yuru-Chara Ondo.


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.


Related Post:
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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