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Fukkachan of Fukaya City! Image courtesy of Fukaya City, Fukkachan.com
Amabie of the Sea, an unofficial mascot from Kumamoto Prefecture!
The mascot Taimee of Minami Ise, looking out towards the heart-shaped lake near his home! Picture courtesy of Minami Ise Town.
When mascot characters make an appearance in public, it is known as Kigurumi (きぐりみ), and they can often be found attending events and festivals. Especially around their hometown! If you ever see a mascot character out and about, we strongly encourage you to interact with them --they will almost always be friendly because they are already your friend! However, should you encounter a mascot in the wild please report it to someone, as they are most likely lost.
The mascot Fukkachan, frolics in the tulip fields.
Most communities in Japan have an official local mascot, and at least a few unofficial mascots. In both cases, their hometowns are often adorned with mascot-related designs, including banners, cutouts, and official merchandise. Some mascots are lucky enough to have their own theme songs!