Kumamon’s corporate crisis

At the end of Kumamon’s disastrous corporate board meeting…
…and all he wanted to do was hide until the start of the upcoming holiday weekend — 3-days of countryside farting around.


Our previous reports broke wind about…



Kumamon’s vacation is a blast

At his first chance, Kumamon, Japan’s cheekiest mascot “crop dusts” the countryside during his Silver Week (Japan’s vacation period of two, consecutive, 3-day holidays).

kumamon-fart-closeup His Supreme Fatulence, Kumamon, declareth:
‵‵Bear!!〜☆ I’m going to be fine today!′′


おはくま〜☆!今日も元気にいってくまーす!kumamon-face — くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) September 18, 2018


Previous reports of Kumamon’s blast of a life include:



Is there a rest home for retired Japanese mascots?

Hmmm, I wonder if there is a rest home for retired Japanese mascots?

“BANNYAI” the mascot retires
New DIE CITY Kitty!!~
mainichi.jp :
The Rainbow Tower has been closed since 2011 due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. An investigation of the tower’s earthquake resistance found the base to be insufficientmainichi.jp…

‘Know Drugs’ mascot

The 3Yen’s friend-in-the-real-world of over on Mondo Mascots writes about…


Yokohama City’s drug abuse prevention mascot is Noodora-kun, a syringe with a knot in its needle. No drug, know drug!

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What he fails to mention is that like most major mascots in Japan, Noodora-kun (Mr. Nodrug) has a companion mascot, Knowdrugs-chan. (L).
A few of our many previous reports of goofy Japanese mascots include:



Domo-kun Ver. 2.0?

This is the twentieth birthday of the NHK TV character Domo-kun and there’s speculation here in Japan about:
‵‵Whatever happened to Domo-kun, the furry brown monster with the jagged maw?′′

Could Domo-kun at 20 mean 2.0?
japantimes.co.jp | 2018/09/13
Domo-kun has been largely absent from social media. Today’s mascots, on the other hand, use everything at their disposal to win you over it isn’t so much that Domo-kun has disappeared; it’s more that the mascot field he helped push into popularity has become more crowded.


icon_domokunJust a few of our many past stories about Domo-kun include:



Japanese enema mascot sayeth: ‘No, no, no.’

enema mascot sayeth, No, no, no
Just say “No” to pink poo.

Pink poo is typically caused by undigested dyes and additives — such as with Oreo Peeps, it’s the food dye called FD&C Red Number 3.


暗〜い夜でも安心トゥゲザー!Together safe even in a dark night!
—謎の魚 @Nazo_no_Sakana


It’s a travesty but…
Somehow I have failed to report on the mascot of the Japanese pro baseball team, the Chiba Lotte Marines : “The Mysterious Fish” aka Nazo no Sakana (謎の魚).

For more information about The Mysterious Fish, refer to Kotaku.com’s Holy Crap, This Japanese Mascot and the Fish’s twitter site, @Nazo_no_Sakana.


Kreepermon©…kinky Kumamon in the creeper mode

‵‵ フッフッフッ・・・ おやくま☆〜☆!!~′′
— sayeth the Kumamon, Aug. 10, 2018

A few of our many previous reports of creeper Kumamon aka (キモいモーン) include:



Peach-butt boy

Friend of the 3Yen, Mondo Mascots, reports that…

Deflating mascot mistaken for giant breast in New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido, Japan.
@mondomascots August 15, 2018

The actual Hokkaido mascot is the character “Kakure momojiri” (Momojiri means “peach butt”) from the Kobito-Zukan children’s book series (kobitos.com/en/).peach-boy

Tokyo today…TAXI DAY!

Tokyo Taxi Association’s
“TAKKUN” mascot ⬇


Yes, today is TAXI DAY.
Way, way back on August 5, 1919, Japan’s first taxis started operation in Tokyo. The taxi company, Jidosha Kabushikigaisha began with six cars operating from where Yurakucho Mullion is located in present-day Ginza in downtown Tokyo.

Previously we have covered the Japanese taxi scene including:


tokyonama-logoshopTokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo