Thursday, April 7, 2016

[Destination: Japan] Snowman of the Rising Sun

Japan loves the yeti. (Previous evidence: here)

Did you know? They have their own yeti-like cryptid, the Ningen. It's a sort of creepy, swimming, frozen sea yeti of the Antarctic.



Anyway, the Japanese yeti-love continues...

The Yeti Cafe in Mito, Ibaraki:


Doraemon is a manga turned anime series about a robotic time-traveling cat. The character is considered a Japanese cultural icon, cemented by the fact that, in March 2008, Japan's Foreign Ministry appointed Doraemon as the nation's first "anime ambassador".

In one ep, he encounters this other cultural icon:


Note the mascot for the Shiga Kogen Resort in Nagano Japan:

And be sure to play Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle, a trading card arcade game:


Finally, do observe some book illustrations:

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