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!


Yuru-Chara(R) Matsuri in Hikone: Kigurumi Summit 2009
http://kigurumi.shiga-saku.net/

Aichi Prefecture

Nemakuji Kujio-kun (Namekuji means slug) from Okazaki, Aichi is the mascot for slug repellent.


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.

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Eppy (Aichi Prefectural Sewage Museum, Inazawa)


To-Fu kun (Kasugai, Aichi)


Toyokky (Toyohashi, Aichi)


Hachimaru (Nagoya)


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)


Gifu Prefecture

Yanana, ("Un"official character of Yanagase shopping arcade)


Nobusama (Gifu City). "Nobu" might be named after Oda Nobunaga.


Unagappa(Nagase Shopping Arcade, Tajimi, Gifu) looks like a cross between unagi(eel) and kappa.


Negiccho (Ginan, Gifu) is obviously a negi(scallion).


Sara-chan (Gifu Prefectural Hall)


Kuu (Takayama, Gifu)


Mie Prefecture

Todo Toramaru (Tsu, Mie) is named after sengoku warlord Todo Takatora.


Haiku-chan (Iga, Mie). Iga is the birthplace of famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho.


Shiromochi-kun (Tsu, Mie)


Iga☆Gurio (Iga Ueno Castle)


Take-chan (Matsusaka, Mie)


Ryu-Oh (Geino, Mie)


Fukui Prefecture

Akafun Boya (Takahama, Fukui). His name literally means "Red fundoshi-clad Boy". Too provocative?


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)


Ishikawa Prefecture

Noto-don (Noto Peninsula)


Toyama Prefecture

Muzumuzu (Imizu, Toyama)


Niigata Prefecture

Kenshin-kun (Tenchijin Festival, Joetsu, Niigata) is named after Uesugi Kenshin.


Ken-ken (also named after Uesugi Kenshin, mascot of the same festival)


Aburagenshin (Nagaoka, Niigata)


Nagano Prefecture

Fuku-chan (Kiso, Nagano)


Poe (Iida Puppet Festival, Iida, Nagano)


Iina-chan (Ina, Nagano)


Nino (Ninomiya Sontoku)


Shizuoka Prefecture

GooGoo the Hamburguma (Fukuroi and Iwata, Shizuoka) is a Hamburger bear(kuma).


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