Yaoi Fangirl “801-chan”, Prize-Winning “Wataru” and Other Unique “Yuru-Chara” Mascots from Kansai
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 21:01 Oct. 26, 2009)
Following our previous post, this post will show you 39 goofy yuru-charas from Kansai region attending the "Yuru-Chara Matsuri Kigurumi Summit 2009" held at Hikone, Shiga, including Yaoi fangirl "801-chan" of Misonobashi 801 Shopping Street, Kyoto (the number "801" can be read yaoi in Japanese), TV Champion winner "Wataru" of Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Project and superstar "Sento-kun" of Nara Prefecture.
Pics after the cut!
Jagu-jii(left) and Puara(right) of Osaka City Waterworks Bureau. The name Jagu-jii(Granpa Jagu) is a pun on Jacuzzi which is pronounced the same in Japanese.
Mimi-chan (Minami-ku, Sakai)
Sakael (Sakai, Osaka)
Abenon (Abeno-ku, Osaka)
Fukumaru-kun(right) and Fukumaru-chan(left) of Ikeda City.
SUN★Chago (Daito, Osaka)
Ibaraki Doji (Ibaraki, Osaka)
Ameiro-Tamanegi-chan (Ezaki Glico)
801-chan (Misonobashi 801 Shopping Street)
Sakura-chan (Nantan, Kyoto)
Koppe-chan (Kyotango, Kyoto)
Kasabo (Miyazu, Kyoto)
Kirara-chan (Kyotanabe, Kyoto)
Blu-blu-kun(left) and Eye-eye-chan(right) of Wakasa Seikatsu, a health food company located in Kyoto known for their blueberry product.
Haba-tan (Hyogo Prefecture)
Papa Taco (TACO-Ferry)
Kato Dennosuke (Kato, Hyogo)
Monotaro Samurai (Internet Store MonotaRO, Amagasaki)
Smile-kun (Amagasaki City Gymnastic Hall)
Bocklin (Takasago, Hyogo)
Chi-tan (Sannan, Hyogo)
Shi-tan (Shiso, Hyogo)
Hama-chan (Mikata District)
Maruino (Sasayama, Hyogo)
Kinta-kun (Kawanishi, Hyogo)
Sonit (Soni, Nara)
Ma-min(left) and Mi-man (Kashiba, Nara)
The real kigurumi Sento-kun was not there (he's too busy) but a life-sized doll attended the summit.
Koya-kun (Koya, Wakayama)
Nukachu(left), Nukapi (Ito District)
150 Goofy Mascots Gathered at “Yuru-Chara” Festival: Hikone, Shiga - GIGAZINE
Chaotic Gang of “Yuru-Chara” Mascots from Tokai and Hokuriku - GIGAZINE
Armed Force Yuru-Chara, Godfather of Yuru-Chara and Yuru-Chara Singer appeared in Yuru-Chara Festa - GIGAZINE
We’ve visited Taima Temple to see Nara’s mascot Sento-kun and his Potential Girlfriend - GIGAZINE
Mascot of Katsuragi City Asks Sento-kun Out - GIGAZINE
Videos of Sento-kun and his Girlfriend-to-be at Taima Temple - GIGAZINE