About the Book

The adoration of mythical creatures and popular anime characters is nothing new in Japan, but kigurumi, or “fur suit mascots,” as they are known in the west, is a growing pastime and successful marketing tool. An oversized daikon radish, a skiing egg, a bear with an apple for a head, an erupting volcano – these furry mascots wander the streets of Japan, and the pages of Edward and John Harrison’s Fuzz & Fur.

Created to promote anything from bridges, castles, the police, water purification plants and most notably prefectures they incorporate landmarks, local points of interest, regional produce, historical figures, civic institutions, and traditional folklore into their designs.

Profiling over 100 kigurumi with photographs and text that explains these mascots’ origins, as well as their likes and dislikes, Fuzz & Fur is the definitive compendium of this fascinating subculture, and the perfect companion to Edward and John Harrison’s Idle Idol, which documents three-dimensional Japanese mascots.

Book Info

Fuzz & Fur
Edward and John Harrison

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher
  • Language: English
  • Size: 5/5 x 7 inches
  • Format: Casebound
  • ISBN-10: 193561312X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935613121

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