Dazaifu is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture. Their mascot Chiume-chan is a young girl who wants to be a popular singer so that she can find her estranged parents. She is currently trying to help the people affected by the recent disaster in Japan by collecting messages of support to send them. Her name combines the word ‘ume’ because the city flower is the ume (plum) blossom. She’s openminded, mischevious, and likes Renka-chan who is shown on the top right picture. Photo via.