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On-the-street interviews revealed how so many Japanese people are interested in yuru-chara. ‘Sanomaru’ from Sano city, Tochigi pref., ranked top in its nationwide popularity contest. This character wearing a ramen bowl cap and carrying a potato fried sword, both the city’s specialty, play an important role in revitalizing the local town. We also encountered a perfect combination of high technology and craftsmanship at the factory manufacturing fully-body costumes, an item indispensable to yuru-chara. How will yuru-chara, the latest fad in Japan, meet the eyes of our foreign guests?

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