Are ‘we’ a mountain or a tapeworm?

Yama-mascot_400x

Yamao, a mascot for Kyoiku University in Osaka, is based on a mountain near the campus. mondo-mascots
— Mondo Mascots (@mondomascots) January 3, 2019

 

 
Yuumi-chama, the patron goddess of the 3Yen writes:
Tapeworm-platyhelminthes-cestoda-300x
A little known fact about the mascot Yamao-kun (やまおくん) is that before the Meguro Parasitological Museum‘s endowment funding problems*, he used to be their tapeworm mascot Sanadomushi/サナダムシ (L), even though now he claims to be “based on a mountain.”

tapeworm-mascot-smalll-photo
tapeworm-mascot-museum-logo

サナダムシ マスコットキャラクター

Also check out our previous post, Tomoko, the 70 year old tapeworm (3Yen | 2016-04-10) who’s still going strong.

 


 


tokyonama-texitle-logo-2Tokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo

3 thoughts on “Are ‘we’ a mountain or a tapeworm?”

  1. Chotto matte yo/But wait there’s more!

    In the top photo are the amazing specimens on display at the Meguro Parasitological Museum and the bottom photo shows the museum’s prize capture, an 8m tapeworm.

  2. Hey Yuumi-chama, you missed the best mascot of the Meguro Parasite Museum.

    Back in September 2018, they had a special exhibition of “parasite living” called “Tapeworm World” and the exhibition’s character, “Meguro Parasite Pavilion Director”!!~

    tapeworm-director
    Meguro Parasite Pavilion Director
    目黒寄生虫館長
     
  3. Taro love, I received this reply from Mondo Mascots…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>