Everything in Japan needs a special mascot, even angry poles.

Previous dubious yuru-chara/loose-character_yuruchara/"loose character" mascots featured here include:


The vultures gather over the Japan quake(s)

It’s still shaking here—more than 400 aftershocks since the initial quake–In fact the official name for it is the "Kumamoto Earthquakes" (Wiki).

To add to the "fun" are the a zillions scammers sending out fake spam appeals for money for the Kumamoto relief efforts, grrr.

prey-on-kumamoto Kumamon ↑ the official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture


second-harvest It’s best to trust the established, locally-based charities such as: Second Harvest Japan, JAL’s Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Effort Miles, Japan’s Community Chest Japan, Japanese Red Cross Society

The authorities are wisely pleading for nobody to physically help. Specifically, Kumamoto Prefectural government is saying:

“The kindness of people wanting to volunteer and send goods is much appreciated, but please wait until we are ready to do so.”

In past disasters, volunteers came to help without proper transportation or lodging, and they just added to the mess.

Rear view of Japan

Yesterday’s post, reminded everyone to, Check out this Sanio character’s Butthole.
In response our faithful reader “Coligny” observed, “Your obsession with yuru chara bungholes is disturbing…” toyocky drawing kime which refers to our previous exchange (3Yen 2012-12-09) about his local “loose character” (yuru chara) “Toyocky,” the mascot of Toyohashi City.

toyocky triptych

Of course, Sanio character’s and “Toyocky” aren’t the only bungholy mascots in Japan.

There’s “Nagomi Shibakko” character of Kyoto who keeps things tidy and puckered up.

Japan’s “Mr. Bowling” also keeps things tidy, well zipped up, and on-the-down-low (お尻もなかなかプリティです).

Much like Mr. Bowling, the loose character of Ehime Prefecture, buttless “Baryi,” also keeps things tightnright with its bunghole biscuit plug (far right).

Here’s the character “Poo” (ぽぉ) of Iida City. A ripe mango? (“完熟マンゴー?”)

It looks like the above “Poo” character needs the services of the “AssFinger” mascot to hold things in.

Better yet, the “PIAnisiki”(ぴあにしき) mascot has TWO bungholes!
PIAanisiki copy

Mukku, of the children’s TV show “Hirake! Ponkiki(3Yen 2010-08-30) takes it up the p00pchute.

Red Cross Japan‘s mascot, “Red Poop* Boy” (赤フン坊や) has a costume malfunction in his nether regions.

Can anyone else think of Japanese masscot (sic) mischief in the lower regions?



Vlad the Impaler strikes in Tokyo!

left_long quotebar 24x260pxVlad_IIIAwakened from his slumber of centuries, the Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia—sometimes referred to as “Vlad the Impaler(or more commonly Vlad Dracula)—has attacked Sanrio’s character Pom Pom Purin by impaling him on the posts holding up Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station.


ワラキア公ヴラド3世は捕らえたポムポムプリンを串刺しにして晒し、敵の心胆を寒からしめたという。 — Watanabe (@nabe1975) Mar. 7, 2016




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. — 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!


kirimi今日はクリスマスツリーの日だよ…!よぅし、飾り付けはバッチリ…! — 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″ (, 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?

toyocky kime mascot
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: