Furry fun of the Japanese police

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has officially joined Furry fandom. hi-from-pipo-kun
They’ve decided that it’s not enough to have Pipo-kun
as a mascot, and they also need the furry, Tewatasana-inu chan.

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Police mascot causing a stir online.
https://t.co/LQBh4AMm0p pic.twitter.com/B7m5eSzOts — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) Jan. 5, 2016

Tewatasana-inu-chan police mascotTewatasana-inu chan(テワタサナイーヌ ちゃん), the furry dog-girl extraordinaire, has only been on the job since last November but already she has been attracting attention (perhaps unwanted) from Yokohama’s police mascot, pigaru-kun_2
Pi-gull kun (ピーガルくん) 
as you can in the photo below of the two of them “yiffing*” in a candid momement.


Previous police and Pipo-kun mascot reports on the 3Yen include:




KIRIMI-chan Christmas — Japan’s Salmon Steak Xmas

Sanrio, the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty, has new Christmas character: Kirimi-chan.
And Kirimi-chan is a real character—She’s a salmon steak with arms and legs who is coming to your Christmas tree!


pic.twitter.com/9lFd8ux6SL — KIRIMIちゃん.【公式】 (@kirimi_sanrio) December 7, 2015


banner-kirimi-300xName: Kirimi-chan
Birthday: August 31st
A star in the sliced food world. Hello. I’m kirimichan. Your faithful mealtime partner! Be sure to grill me up nicely!
—via Sanrio Timeline



Cat euthanized & gifts cancelled for Christmas

Since September, there was giant black cat in Shinjuku station giving free gifts to passersby. Yesterday, the cat was euthanized with a blue plastic bag over its head and free gifts were cancelled for Christmas. (Rest-of-the-Story)

Below are photos and explanation of the giant black cat…

in the underground labyrinth of passages, shops, and platforms that make up Shinjuku Station, you’ll find a huge black cat…dispensing presents to passers-by…part of an impressive campaign by Japan’s largest delivery company…so well-known for their cute black cat logos imgresthat they’re more commonly referred to as Kuroneko (black cat) Yamato.
—via RocketNews24 | 2015/09/30
Giant black cat appears in Shinjuku Station, gives gifts in exchange for nose rubs



Previous cat reports on the 3Yen include:


BATTLE ROYALE of Japanese mascots . . . BEAR vs PEAR!

The Japanese film classic, Battle Royale″ (IMDb.com), was reenacted yesterday. It was Hokkaido’s Melon BEAR vs PEAR of Funabashi City.


Mascot Funassyi, in a wrestling war!
The Sankei Shimbun 2015-Oct-12 (goofy Google Translate)
During the current 3-day holiday weekend in Japan, “Looks good! All set” event was held at the wholesale market of Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture just east of Tokyo. The Japanese mascot character, “Funassyi” the yellow pear, who unofficially represents the city of Funabashi had invited about 50 other mascots of other Japanese locales for a “confrontation”—a wrestling Battle Royale.
Funassyi ended up in the final wrestling showdown against the mascot “Melon Bear” of Yubari, Hokkaido. The match was a wild scene of Melon Bear’s ferocious biting attacks and counterattacks by Funassyi wildly jumping and cutting. In a splendid victory, Funassyi raised his arms victorious and screamed, “Everyone cheer, ‘Thanks Nasshi’!”


Previous 3Yen reports of Melon Bear and Funassyi Pear include:


Kristmas Kumamon


left_quoter_14x24Kumamon manages to disturb the unveiling of the new plane of the Amakusa Airlines today — Mon ☆ right_quoter_13x24
kumamon-tweet今日は天草エアラインの新しい飛行機のお披露目におじゃましたモン☆ — くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) September 29, 2015

The rest-of-the-story about the Santa suits and the Christmas colors of red and green, is that Amakusa Airlines—Japan’s smallest airline*—has outfitted their planes with plush red leather seating and green accents such as seat-belts. Somewhere along the line in the design process someone quipped that the airplane is in “Christmas colors”—Everyone laughed and the boss said, “Go with it!”
So they put their local mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamon, in a Santa suit and they slapped his image all over the planes as this Youtube video shows.

A few of the many previous 3Yen reports of Kumamon’s flights of fancy include:run kumamon run

Toyochy triptych interment?

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Remember Toyochy, Toyohashi City’s mascot—a fabulous fembot with bodacious bubble butt*?

When a Toyochy dies, a Toyohashi trash truck quickly has to haul off the old bot to the scrapyard. The city must replace the robot swiftly since its body fades from smoothly-rounded red contours to an ugly lumpy and peeling gray-pink exterior.

–Triptych of Toyochy’s interment–
the robot’s lugubrious last rites
toyocky triptych funeral


Toyochy and other Japanese mega-dorky mascots previously covered on the 3Yen include:


Eggplant samurai?


eggplant-revenge(流儀として軸がぶれている) (流儀として茄子かぶってる) pic.twitter.com/k21ghvPQpS — 古武術 天心流兵法 (@tenshinryu) September 10, 2015

Prior Art for the Nasu (ナス) Samurai aka the Aubergine Warrior shown above includes:

Proof of Kumamon’s alien origin!

The true origin of Kumamon* revealed in this photo of his escaping his spaceship’s crash landing in a Japanese playground.*He claims to be the yurukyara/”loose character”—the harmless mascot bear of Kumamoto Prefecture.

kumamon-spaceship-crash-landingkumamon-tweetおはくま~!今日は金曜日、あとひとがんばりかモン☆ pic.twitter.com/k8YN9Ahd3d— くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) September 3, 2015

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A few of the many previous 3Yen reports of ET Kumamon’s shenanigans in Japan include:

Kumamon for Peerless Leader 2016!

Dearest Leader, who is a perfect incarnation of the appearance that a leader should have…Kumamon 2016!

kumamon-presidentkumamon__bigger Kumamon/くまモン【公式】 ‏@55_kumamon 2015-08-27 —くまモン体操でくまもとのPRだモン!会いにきてくまさってサンくまー☆

Previous reports Kumamon/くまモン—Great Bear, Who Descended From Heaven—on the 3Yen include:



‘Ikadon’ is friendly to children

Way up north in Aomori Prefecture, an eerie loose-character* mascot, “Ikadon,” appears in Hachinohe Morning Market held on the docks in front of the Hachinohe Museum. They say (Google Translate), Ikadon is friendly to children,″ but you be the judge whether this soiled squid is really ok.

Previous reports of squid loose-characters/loose-character_yuruchara/Yuru-Chara on the 3Yen include: