Japanese Mascots exemplify the concept of kawaii, which means cute. Kawaii is very, very popular in Japan right now. Don't believe me? Take a look at the following 7 mascots:
One of the most easy to spot mascots in Tokyo is Pipo-kun, the mascot of Tokyo Metropolitan Police. You can see posters or paintings with Pipo-kun displayed on walls, construction sites fences or shop windows.
2. & 3. Kiccoro and Morizo
Kiccoro and Morizo were the mascots of the 2005 World Expo in Aichi prefecture. Kiccoro the Forest Child is full of energy. Morizo is an easy-going and kind old man.
Furu-bi is the mascot of the Japan pavilion at EXPO Zaragoza 2008. He is on the left of the picture above, alongside Kiccoro and Morizo from the Aichi 2005 EXPO.