Posts Tagged ‘kigurumi’

18 Feb

Labi Monkey

Loft Rabbit

Two random kigurumi animals I spotted recently in one day of shopping in Tokyo. The monkey was found in Labi a big electronics store while the rabbit was milling about in the department store Loft.

15 Feb

Yurukara festival

It all started in October 2009 after I visited the Yurukyara festival in Hikone. Hikonyan pictured above was the undeniable star of the event and almost caused a riot when he was driven along the street. Hikone (Hikonyan’s home town) was hosting the now annual Yurukyara festival, a celebration of Japanese fur suit mascots. The event spurred my interest in this unusal form of characters and I decided to make a book on the subject. This blog will document the fuzzy and furry mascots I find in Japan but I also welcome you to send me your fur suit sightings from anywhere in the world.