WHO WILL WIN?
Mascots battle for supremacy over Tokyo’s new “Sky Tree” tower!
As reported before*, everything in Japan, has to have its own tacky-cutesy mascot. In this case, Tokyo’s new TV tower, the “Sky Tree, the highest structure in the city (3Yen /2010-04-15) first had a mascot, “Oshinari-kun” (3Yen / 2010-10-20) created by the neighborhood mechant’s association.
Now the “Sky Tree” TV tower’s owner has come up with competing cutesy mascot, “Sorakara-chan.”
Tokyo Sky Tree’s mascot Sorakara-chan unveiled to media
- The Mainichi Daily News
….Sorakara-chan is said to be a curious girl who has descended upon the tower from a planet called “Tongari.” She always carries a telescope in hopes of making new discoveries and wants to meet people from all over the world at the Tokyo Sky Tree…more...
According to the president of Tobu Tower Sky Tree Co., Michiaki Suzuki, “We hope people will love our mascot.” The parent company Tobu Corporation is one of the top 20 corporations of Japan and the Sky Tree’s mechant’s association represents the poorest neighborhood of Tokyo (which includes the San’ya district, Tokyo’s skidrow Wiki).
I would put my bet the blond, blue-eyed, rich girl, Sorakara-chan, to win duel of dorky mascots.
The two mascots have kissed and made up! More….