Black Bancho, Na-chan, Reruhi-san, Burikatsu-kun

This week, several mascots from Niigata were to be found in Ueno Station, Tokyo. They came to promote their home prefecture. I managed to see Black Bancho, a super-cool squid from Itoigawa City; Reruhi-San, the 270cm-tall skiing mascot based on Theodor Von-Lerch, an Austro-Hungarian major who brought the sport to Japan; Na-chan, a fireworks fairy from Nagaoka; and Burikatsu-kun, a half-man/half-fish from Sado Island.

Black Bancho

Na-chan, the fireworks fairy

Reruhi-san jabs Burikatsu-kun with a fork.