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Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival

JSW friend Masahiro Taniguchi sent in some pictures from the Sapporo Snow Festival. Just for refreshment like “Bambi and GSDF,” I’m sending the photos I took today at Sapporo Snow Festival. As you can see it’s a snow statue of anchor of ship and according to the info plate, it was built by US Navy....

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Japanese military mascots

Pretty much everything in Japan has an animated mascot. The Tokyo subway has a penguin mascot. TV networks have mascots, neighborhoods have mascots. Hello Kitty really is the tip of the iceberg. Blog The Adventures of a Foreign Salaryman in Tokyo has a post on Japanese animated mascots for the Self-Defense Forces, including “Pickles” and...

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