Nara’s horny deer-monk mascot

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Nara’s horny half-deer/half-monk mascot, Sento-kun, was caught out on the street with his antlers’ fully erect rather than their normal horizontal orientation .
Shameful.

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Mainichi Newspaper | 2018 June 01 (Google Translate)

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Previous “horny” reports include:

 



Squid named ‘Happy’


Squid have two arms and eight tentacles.
So.. “Happy,” the eleven-tentacled squid, is aptly named.
Happy’s 11th appendage is an example a squid penile elongation, which has been observed to be as long as the mantle, head, and arms combined.

 
Our previous squid tentacled reports include:

 



TRUE LOVE (pillow)

Japan’s goofiest mascot, Kumamon, has found his true love. That is, his true love-pillow/dakimakura (抱き枕).

ごろ〜ん・・・かーらーのー、おやくま〜☆!!
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Our previous reports of Japanese love of dakimakura pillows include:

 



Pole dancing mascot?

ア〜イアイ〜♪おさ〜るさ〜んかモーン!おやくま〜☆
The mascot Kumamon’s attempt to broaden his appeal by pole dancing at a nursing home may have been misguided, mon〜☆!! ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ

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Our previous reports of krazy Kumamon include:

 



Happy roadwork

Balloon floodlight mascots for happy roadwork in Japan…

Obviously, you want to buy the balloon floodlight called, “taru_drunkman” (bellow), the happily wasted salaryman mascot for your road construction company, right?
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Of course “Taru_Drunkman” (たるのんべぇ) is a lot more fun than the Lightboy Company‘s sycophantic “Taru_Guardman” (たるガードマン) shown below.

 

Some of our other reports on the charms of Japanese road construction include:

 



 


‘Gunny-kun’…soon to be Japan’s newest mascot

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Poor Tom Jellybean (L), the mascot of the American Embassy* has a new rival: Gunny-kun, the Gun-Toting Gun.

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According to Stephen Colbert, Gunny-kun is perfect for the job.
 
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The jellybean was chosen as the embassy’s mascot because the, ‵countless flavors of jellybeans represent the USA’s diversity.‵

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My previous reports of Japan’s loose-character mascots include:

 


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Japan’s ugliest mascot

 
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The new Japanese monkfish mascot “Ankimo” could be more properly described as “Eat-Me-While-You-Can kun“.
The name “Eat-Me-While-You-Can” is due to the popularity of ankimo liver, is wildly overfished in neither a sustainable or ethical way in Japan (or worse China), grrrr.
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Our previous reports of Japan’s overfishing include:

 


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Japan’s first mascot?

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Here’s maybe the “first” loose character (ゆるキャラ) mascot of Japan, Yukidaruma-chan OG (雪ダルマちゃんOG).
The snowman/girl was made of cotton balls and wears a laid-back hemp headband. The snowgirl mascot was posed on fake snow in a photography studio with five hangyoku/geisha including the celebrity, Sakae (in yellow) from Tokyo’s hinky Shitaya district (circa 1910).

—Idea via @zogu8011 and @TokyoFashion .

 

My previous reports of goofy loose character mascots and goofier geisha include:

 



 


Bukakkei Snow Monsters of Zao Japan

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Japan’s Ski Mascot Grand Prix…Last year’s winner was a stalactite named Jukki-kun, one of Zao Onsen Ski Resort
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Pedantic alert:

“…a stalactite named Jukki-kun..of Zao Onsen Ski Resort…”

Ok the first problem is that StalacTITES hold tight to the ceiling—Stalagmites might grow to meet them.

But actually, Jukki-kun is a “Juhyo” (樹氷) Snow Monster—a snow formation of built up as snow-&-ice that condensed upon the conifers of Zao Mountain.
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mondomascots-logo-twitter I thought it was a stalagmite but it is a snow-covered tree. Or a
used condom.

Definitely he’s a “used condom”…and a bukkake party monster.

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Our previous reports of the snow creatures of Japan include:

 


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Japan’s new ‘Watery Taste’ potato chips

Yesterday, Japan’s snack food brand, Calbee, announced the release of the taste of Fukui Prefecture:
“Watery Taste(ha, ha)” potato chips.

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Fukui Prefecture’s dinosaur mascot, “Hiryuu” and Calbee officials show off their “Watery Taste*” potato chips

 
According to fukui.keizai.biz (in Japanese), Fukui prefectural Governor Nishikawa, “Watery Taste*” potato chips had, “the elegant taste by a combination of wet water potato and dry potato chips.”

NOTE (pun alert):
“Watery Taste potato chips” (水ようかん味 ポテトチップス) is direct (mis)translation of the term for the Japanese jellied dessert, mizu-yokan (水ようかん) shown below.

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In case you were wondering, Hiryuu/Happy Ryuu is one of the many dinosaur mascots of Fukui Prefecture, which is known for its many dinosaur digs and its Dinosaur Museum.

 

A couple of our past reports of dubious Japanese chips have included:
Corn soup flavored Corn Chips — only in Japan (news.3yen.com/2010-10-27)
Psychoactive potato chips (news.3yen.com/2009-09-05)

 


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