I’ll be at Pecha Kucha in Tokyo this Wednesday (23rd of February) talking about Kigurumi and my new book. I was there last year in May talking about Idle Idol which was surprisingly good fun. The above character is Panpaku-kun (often know as Panpakupantsu) if you’d like to find out more about him and other mascots come along, you might also get a free badge too.
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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.