The furry animals zoo’s use for their drills aren’t the only kigurumi they have. Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo has an unusual green suited 50 year old man for their mascot. He’s called Maruyaman although his real name is Mitsuru Tsuburuya. He’s a quite and shy zookeeper who enjoys a can of cofee after work. Some creative bento box maker used his face in their delicious design and here’s his official site where you can watch him do a funky dance. Photo via originalprint-sou
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Idle Idol collects the wonderful 3D characters found all over Japan. Discover antique advertising characters, modern-mass produced mascots, unique one-off designs for small stores and even construction site animals. Learn their names, origins and stories. Sometimes strange, often fascinating but always interesting, meet these amazing characters in Idle Idol The Japanese mascot.