When it snows in Japan, the local mascots can sometimes be seen supporting their communities by helping to clear the snow from roads and pathways. Perhaps this is because the costumes are the warmest clothes available. Here are a selection of cute characters shifting snow.

1. Yabee Bear
2. Otocky

3 . Cup Noodle

4. Kumamon

5. Happy-Ryu

6. Gensan

7. Togoshi Ginjiro

8. Jigen-kun and Shironyan

9. Hikonyan

10. Koakkuma