Friday, 7 September 2012

Anpanman In Takamatsu

We interrupt our posts of Nara to show some Anpanman characters found in Takamatsu. If your kids loves Anpanman, I bet they'll squeal with delight if they get to Takamatsu or anywhere on Shikoku, I've been told. (Or of course, you can just take them to Anpanman Museum in Yokohama but be prepared to fork out lots, I mean lots of money there to please your kids). xD

Anyhoo, do you know that the creator of Anpanman, Yanase Takashi; is born in Kochi on Feb 6th, 1919?

Anpanman started as a popular book series way back in 1973 and spawned into what it is now - heavily merchandised anime series aimed at the very young.
 
 
 Trains...
 Buns...
 Dust box. heh (why is it called dust box there?)
Vending machines...
Raimie was game to pose for photos with these... but boy, was he embarassed to be seen at the Anpanman Museum in Yokohama. xD
Forced smile because "MOM! Anpanman is for little kids" he whined. Did we care? Nope! LOL

34 comments:

  1. Anpanman a very popular character in Japan. Probably aimed at the very young now as others such as One Piece (ワンピース)and Power Rangers Samurai have taken over for the bigger kids :)

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    1. I hear there is a new Kamen Rider series out called Kamen Rider Wizard!

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    2. I asked my son about Kamen Rider Wizard and whaddya know. He already "read" about it in Terebi-kun Wizard months ago. ;p

      He's pretty up to date about that sort of thing, that boy. ^^

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    3. p.s. I had to ask Son about it as Mommy doesn't give a cr*p about all those super sentais, kamen riders and whatever boys in any age likes. xD

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  2. Kawaiii!

    I'm referring to Raimie's photos. Ampanman is also OK. :p

    PS: Today I took photos of Sorakara, Sky Tree's mascot, on a train parked right underneath Sky Tree. Hint hint tease tease. :D

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    1. Thanks Auntie Ru! ^^

      So you did. As always, I'm envious!

      What a combo. Mascot on train train underneath Sky Tree!

      What's she's doing there?

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    2. I think that particular track is a train parking space. :) I approached Sky Tree via the alleys of Higashi-Mukojima, so I arrived at the back of the complex, where I discovered a tiny ...

      Heh. Wait. :D

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    3. Shoot! She realises mid-way she's spilling the beans. LOL

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    4. I should just write the post, huh?

      PS: I didn't go up. I just wanted to say hi to Sky Tree. ;)

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  3. So many Anpanman in Takamatsu!
    Why don't I ever seen them? Unless I do and don't pay attention. I guess this is what is happening.

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    1. Because it's too normal to you?

      But you are gonna be swamping a little one with lots of anpanman pretty soon, right? ;)

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    2. I guess I do see them, but I just assume it's nothing special, it's like that all over Japan.
      And of course, Hana will get some Anpanman pretty soon (I almost already bought one, it should happen very soon)

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    3. Just one? ^^

      One is enough for the time being, I guess. ;)

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  4. Must really be popular to have that many - and on the trains, too. Wow!

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    1. Anpanman is crazy popular with little kids in Japan - judging by the number of merchandise they sell... everywhere! ;p

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  5. hahaha.... that's such a cute character. OMG! Love the buns!

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    1. An pan. Red bean bun. Red bean bun with anpanman face on it. Nice. Right? ;)

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  6. LOL! Forced Raimie to take photo at the Anpanman Museum? : D

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    1. Of course. That's what us parents love to do! kakaka

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  7. Love the train with the Anpanman characters!

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    1. There are special trains for tourists too, the Anpanman Torokko which is more special than the regular Anpanman decorated train we took. :)

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  8. Oh, they are very cute. My children love Anpanman. I have never seen the vending machine.

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    1. Maybe you can look for them if you go to Takamatsu. :)

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  9. I'm sure Raimie will be happy to see these photos again when he is 30. ^^

    I remember a little Anpanman in Takamatsu, especially the bread. I saw Anpanman breads at a bakery at the JR station. Looks... like merchandise. ^^

    I didn't know the creator is from Kochi. I didn't see much of Anpanman in Kochi. Guess I have to go back and find out.

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    1. There is an Anpanman Museum in Kochi. Have yet made it to Kochi which was opened in 1996.

      I think it'll be more fun to look for anything related to Anpanman if you have a toddler toddling along. ;p

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    2. I doubt I'd ever go to an Anpanman museum, but it is good to know about it. Just like seeing that stuff all over town. Even though I never watched it as a kid and barely knew of it till I got to Japan. ^^

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    3. It's not even popular in Malaysia as the anime isn't shown here but Japanese departmental stores here do have Anpanman toys. For the Japanese expats market I suppose.

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  10. Poor Anpanman head being eaten >u< woot woot

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    1. Poor Anpanman. But then again, Anpanman always sacrifices himself by giving a part of him to save someone. ;)

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  11. Hi! Raimie is very cute in your photos. Mimi is just suitable for him. BTW, I like Anpan very much.It's very convienient for me. If I would feel hungry on the way of hiking, walking the road I could eat it.

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    1. We love red bean bun too, Minor!
      Raimies loves them. :)

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  12. You're never too old to like Anpanman. It just make everyone smile.

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    1. Not when you are a teenage boy I think. hehehe

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