Category Archives: character

My Neighbor Totoro

‘My Neighbor Totoro’ is one of the most popular Hayao Miyazaki films.  The movie was released in Japan in 1988.  Wow, it was more than 20 years ago.  But then it was not successful in terms of the box office at all.  Next year it was broadcasted on … Continue reading

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raccoon dog pottery doll

A raccoon dog pottery doll is often seen in Japan along with beckoning cat dolls.  You could find one or two in a private home’s garden or other places. This doll originates from Shigaraki, a famous pottery town in Shiga prefecture.  It became popular all over … Continue reading

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Pipo-kun, the mascot character of Tokyo metropolitan police department

The sign says ‘Don’t jaywalk’ Japan is a superpower of ‘strange creatures’.  You could see characters and mascots anywhere. The picture above is one of them.  In Japan, there are many PR mascot characters.  Metropolitan police department also has one.  That was born 25 … Continue reading

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