You might have recognized that Japanese YURU-Chara sometimes be absurd.


I guess you know Japanese YURU-Chara like a Funasshi. What do you think about those characters?

In Japan, there are many fans of YURU-Chara. And Many cities put their original YURU-chara to the market with expecting popularity.

 

One day I went to local super-market.

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And then I’ve found a pair of YURU-chara. It wasn’t uncommon scene.

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I’ve approached to them. They were taking a picture with a child. No matter what YURU-chara’s popularity children will be glad to meet sweet characters, right?

 

At first I couldn’t recognize where did this character’s the motif come from.

Their head is rounded. Only point I could understand is that simple thing.

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But when I entered in the event space, I could understand their true motif.

These objects in the box are Japanese apricot. Colors are also same with YURU-chara I saw.

 

The apricot’s color of freshly harvested is green. And will soon change to yellow.(But yellow color apricot still be fresh)

 

I thought the reason why YURU-chara head’s color is yellow come from this apricot color.

 

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After going back to my home. I’ve checked that YURU-chara.

They had come from IMARI-city SAGA prefecture.

I have learned IMARI is famous for apricot and their motif was pear.

 

JA IMARI Web site(Japanese)

http://jaimari.saga-ja.jp/characters/

 

 

!?

 

what?

 

Their motif is pear?

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Oh…

Finally I understand they are absolutely embodiment of pear. Their cloth was appealing the truth.

 

Apparently IMARI city is also famous for their pear. The color I misunderstood is come from pear’s yellow. What a confusing color!

 

Of course It’s OK to come and cheer local product. It is not necessary to cheer only one product for one YURU-chara.

But like this case, Japanese YURU-chara might confuse you. So please enjoy these Japanese YURU-chara’s absurd.

 

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