Japan is overrun with maybe the silliest and most fun thing you can be overrun by — silly oversized mascots! As outlined in this article, Japan often creates mascots — or yurui-kyara for every organization — even local cities and national holidays, and often created by amateurs and government organizations. Take for example Kumamon, who represents the Kumamoto Prefacture region in Japan.
But how do we keep track of all of these incredible mascots? Well, one Twitter feed and website has you covered! The incredible @MondoMascots, or MondoMascots.com for something more in depth. There are some odd ones here. There are aliens who drink booze and eat locusts (that would be E Chan — mascot of a television station), there’s a panda meant to enjoy the delicacies of Hokkaido (that’s the ever charming Tagopan) and there’s even the mascot of the now defunct Japanese Democratic Party (oh, Minshu-Kun, you poor soul). Check them out below! There’s even a stray mascot, fired by the mayor who sells shirts about how the mayor hates him! He’s a dog with a very trendy blue haircut!
In any case, here are some of my favorites!
What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.