C P Santi (gandarynako) wrote,
C P Santi
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Peko chan


Peko-chan chained to the doorway (there are numerous reports of thefts as the figure is a collector's item)

Hehehe. just a short break from the Kyoto posts (day 1 isn't over yet!) to feature one of the most popular japanese icons: Peko-chan, the mascot of one of Japan's oldest and most famous confectioners, Fujiya.  Juls and I dropped by Fujiya yesterday to get a birthday cake for Rex, AJ and Kat. Sure enough, at the entrance of the store stood Peko-chan, almost as tall as a middle-schooler, with her face frozen in the act of licking her lips and grinning. Who can blame her for grinning? I'd love to work for a cake shop too! ;-)


the communal cake of the night ;-) The figures on the cake are: (L-R) Poko-chan, dog (he's really called "dog"!) and Peko-chan in yummy gummy and icing

many japanese children give Peko's head a friendly pat whenever they pass by Fujiya. the slightest movement sets Peko's head wobbling (think: those wobbly-headed tiger-figure fad of taxis in Manila a few years back). Peko-chan is very fashion conscious and can be seen wearing many different outfits throughout the year; such as a schoolgirl's uniform at the start of each school year, kimono at festival time and even a Santa Claus suit at Christmas.


one of the celebrants, Kat, eating her Peko-chan gummy figure


Goy showing off one of the freebies, a kimono-clad Peko-chan phone strap ;-)


and because we bought quite a lot, we got another freebie! ;-)


the Peko-chan spoon encourages buyers to bring a spoon with them at all times and to stop using disposable chopsticks. o diba, how environmentally-correct! ;-)

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who's your all-time favorite mascot? ;-)
Tags: doodads, food, japan
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    Juls, P-chan, and I spied an interesting quasi-Italian restaurant belonging to the Skylark group on our way home from hearing mass at Ichikawa. So…

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