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Japanese Mascot

“Japanese (regional) mascot” refers to the cute and funny mascots designated to promote town, prefecture or company. They are also supporting the local revitalization of Japanese every place. Let’s study useful Japanese phrases with the mascot.

Japanese Mascot

LESSON2.

HANTAMA-KUN
Name HANTAMA-KUN
Affiliation Hunter Mountain Shiobara
Area of activity Nasu-Shiobara city, Tochigi Pref
Information
I was born and bred in Hunter Mountains, and available during all seasons.
I am Hantama, a half boiled egg character to introduce you to the joys of Yuri Park in the summer, autumn leaves in fall, snowboarding and skiing on the slopes in winter.
RelatedLink Hunter Mountain Shiobara
Local specialty Nasu Japanese beef
KOSUMOKKURU
Name KOSUMOKKURU
Affiliation Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
Area of activity Kamiminochi city, Nagano Pref
Information
Born from the 1 million cosmos flowers on Kurohime Highlands during autumn.
Come meet the loving Kosumokkuru!
Personality: Mischievious, scatterbrain
Likes: Smiles
Dislikes: Typhoon and rain
Special skill: Hide and Seek (cannot be found when hidden in a cosmos field)
Hobby: Meeting kids at Kurohime Highlands
Experience: Cosmos ambassador
RelatedLink Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
Local specialty Mountain vegetables
KYU-CHAN
Name KYU-CHAN
Affiliation Cupid Valley Ski Resort
Area of activity Joetsu city,Niigata Pref
Information
A cute life-size mascot sporting big bright eyes.
An active character who not only appears around the kids area but can also be seen skiing or snowboarding down the slopes.
RelatedLink Cupid Valley Ski Resort 【JAPANESE SITE】
Local specialty Pork miso soup ramen
OJIRO-KUN
Name OJIRO-KUN
Affiliation Ojiro Ski Resort
Area of activity Mikata-country, Hyogo Pref
Information
A healthy boy born from pure white snow.
Loving snow, he is good at skiing and snowboarding.
Ojiro-kun is a snow fairy, and brings happiness to everyone. He will be praying for your happiness and waiting for you at the ski resort!
RelatedLink Ojiro Ski Resort 【JAPANESE SITE】
Local specialty Kasumi Crab
KAMONOHASHI
Name KAMONOHASHI
Affiliation Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Area of activity Abuta-county, Hokkaido Pref
Information
Longing to be a samurai since young, Kamonohashi-kun came to Japan, underwent a long, intensive training and finally became a noble warrior.
Having acquired immense strength, he took on the task to protect the nature of Niseko.
Niseko is a place with powder snow, perfect for snowboarding and skiing.
Kamonohashi-kun strives to raise nature-loving children too!
Born in Australia, Tasmania, Kamonohashi-kun is currently traveling around Japan and is the resort character and Hokkaido's tourism ambassador.
RelatedLink Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Local specialty Flower garden dumpling
ROKKUN
Name ROKKUN
Affiliation White World Oze Iwakura
Area of activity Tone-county, Gunma Pref
Information
Sporting a rocky hairstyle and big crystal clear eyes, Rokkun brings smiles to customers of White World Oze Iwakura, and creates great memories for them.
He always has exciting plans to make everyone smile like him!
Cheerful and big-hearted, he loves small children even though he seems huge.
It seems like recently he is also into pop idol group AKB.
RelatedLink White World Oze Iwakura
Local specialty Ozenoyukidoke
Tambarin
Name Tambarin
Affiliation Tambara Ski Park
Area of activity Numata-shi, Gunma Pref
Information
Tambarin is a beech tree fairy who lived happily in a quiet forest, but one day he heard some cheery voices and laughter. He peeked and saw a huge crowd of human beings, and wondered how fun it would be to join them. As such, he began to start skiiing and snowboarding like one of them.
Place of Birth: Beech forest of Tamabara Highland
Hobby and Special skill: Playing in the snow
Personality: Very kind but also mischievious
Snowboarding and skiiing skills: Seemingly professional
Favorite food: Lavender flavored soft cream , Numata specialty Japanese dumpling soup
RelatedLink Tambara Ski Park
Local specialty Numata dumpling stew
TAKAMARU-KUN
Name TAKAMARU-KUN
Affiliation Aizu-Kogen (Aizu Highland) SNOWLAND Takatsue
Area of activity Minamiaizu-county, Fukushima Pref
Information
Takamaru-kun, a snow fairy of fantasy takes after the image of a snowball, to reflect the characteristic fluffy snow of Aizukogen.
RelatedLink Aizu-Kogen SNOWLAND Takatsue 【JAPANESE SITE】
Local specialty Nango Tomato

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