Tokyo Sky Tree’s new ‘Yuru-chara’

Tokyo Sky-Tree logo..

In Japan, everything has to have its own dorky Yuru-chara/mascot. Therefore of course Tokyo’s new TV tower, the Sky Tree(3Yen /2010-04-15) now has its own retarded mascot, “Oshinari-kun.” Wo0t!

oshinari-kun mascot - おしなりくん squeals of delight from the gathering crowd…Oshinari-kun is one of the mascots that have been created throughout Japan for local revitalization and other purposes… His appearance is loosely based on Ariwara no Narihira, a poet from the Heian Period (794-1185) whom the Narihirabashi area was named after. Oshinari-kun wears a tower-shaped hat.

via Tokyo Sky Tree attracting crowds and change | 2010/10/18

Well, at least Oshinari-kun is not as bad as the old Tokyo Tower’s Tokyo’s Pink Penis mascot, Noppon (3Yen / 2009-04-05) shown on the left.

–Visit the official website of Oshinari-kun at:
–And don’t miss the 360 ° panorama VR projection of the new Sky Tree tower and surrounding area. (Google Translate).
–View a video of the new Sky Tree in the Comments.

Alternatively, you could think at the Sky Tree in a different way: It’s Japan’s tallest free-standing structure and the world’s second tallest free-standing broadcast tower—Yeah, we’re No. 2! As 3Yen contributor, “Catoneinutica” quipped: “Japan: we can build really tall hideous radio towers just like the East Germans.“

East Berlin TV Tower . . . . . . . vs . . . . . . . . . . . Tokyo Sky Tree. . . . . . . . . . . . .
east german tv vs japan toky sky tree tower

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4 thoughts on “Tokyo Sky Tree’s new ‘Yuru-chara’”

  1. Screams from the locals about Tokyo Sky Tree
    Pissing–fights–congestion–illegal parking …
    Nikkan Gendai – 2011/1/7 10:00
    (funky Google Translate of the Japanese
     Tokyo Sky Tree construction proceeds for the opening of the spring (539 m at present). There is also such that there is around the Senso-ji Temple, in the first three days the New Year, spectators crowded around three million people. This explosive popularity, Sumida-ku Adumabashi shopping for your knee could not stop laughing.
    “Our sales have more than 10 million daily. Usual weekend times” (souvenir shop photo)
    “When 11 states fully occupied since opening. Arrivals last year compared with five in the premium, no breathless” (pork cutlet restaurant)
     While some people boil the boom, but local residents are struggling with bad behavior of spectators.
    “Discarded one after another in front of the house, such as empty cans and garbage bags. Perhaps because there is no toilet around, some men piss on toward the wall of my house. During the day in shifts to guard” ( 47 year-old male)
    “Even if you think shopping with her grandchildren, not out of the city is badly congested. Is still more at home” (66 year-old male)
    “Early this morning, [Waa] When the sun would wake up in a great cheer. Many young people do come by car with big noise late at night. I sleep very slowly” (44 year old housewife)
     In fact, the sidewalk filled with spectators, and a fight started between the drunken, high up on the floor of the apartment without permission, some older men to take pictures. Proudly pulled over the highway, many families take souvenir pictures against the sky tree. To call attention to patrolling police cars, but once it’s gone, now restored. Itachi is playing.
    “Not only television, but recently the CM broadcast is still sky trees. Sorakara chan] and also appeared in a cute mascot. When I think of this popularity will continue until next spring, is really a headache. I We are just a just want peace … “(a couple in their 60s)
     According to the realtor, the sudden popularity of the tree, sky, Sumida-ku Koto, a land value of around ~ 20% of that raised. In the future, the residents, “property tax increase,” comes the burden of looms. Business people are not doing it any unwelcome New Year.

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