Chaotic Gang of “Yuru-Chara” Mascots from Tokai and Hokuriku
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 21:22 Oct. 26, 2009)
Following the mascots from Shiga Prefecture and Kansai region, this post cover 39 Yuru-Chara's from Tokai and Hokuriku region attending the "Yuru-Chara Matsuri Kigurumi Summit 2009" held at Hikone.
Most of the yuru-chara in our previous posts were aiming at "cute", mainly having stuffed toyish features. However, some of the mascots from Tokai and Hokuriku were quite...well, you can say "avant-garde", we guess. So here are the pics from the somewhat chaotic gathering!
Pics after the cut!
LOVEchi-kun (the Chinese character for Aichi's "Ai" means "love") explores a whole new dimension of Yuru-Chara world. He's the unofficial mascot for Aichi Triennale.
Eppy (Aichi Prefectural Sewage Museum, Inazawa)
To-Fu kun (Kasugai, Aichi)
Toyokky (Toyohashi, Aichi)
Hatchy (Nagoya Transportation Bureau)
Inappy (Inazawa, Aichi)
Kawara-shokunin Kawarakky (Takahama, Aichi). Kawara-shokunin means roof-tiling tradesman.
Piacky (mascot of local supermarket Piago in Inazawa, Aichi)
Negiccho (Ginan, Gifu) is obviously a negi(scallion).
Sara-chan (Gifu Prefectural Hall)
Kuu (Takayama, Gifu)
Shiromochi-kun (Tsu, Mie)
Iga☆Gurio (Iga Ueno Castle)
Take-chan (Matsusaka, Mie)
Ryu-Oh (Geino, Mie)
Sabatora Nana chan (Obama, Fukui)
And of course, the city's namesake was there.
Saba-nyan (mascot of a local electric shop in Sabae, Fukui)
Chikamon-kun (Sabae City)
Kayblune (Echizen, Fukui)
Tsunuga-kun (Tsuruga, Fukui)
Ken-ken (also named after Uesugi Kenshin, mascot of the same festival)
Aburagenshin (Nagaoka, Niigata)
Poe (Iida Puppet Festival, Iida, Nagano)
Iina-chan (Ina, Nagano)
Nino (Ninomiya Sontoku)
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