The Japanese Mascot
Edward harrison & John Harrison
- Page Count: 144
- Size: 5.5 x 7 inches
- Format: Casebound
- Publication Date: May 2010
- Price: $16.95
- ISBN: 978-0-9841906-1-4
Greeting you with large moving claws from on top of buildings, outside shops with a fist raised to the sky and in restaurant windows staring unblinkingly, the Japanese mascot is almost unavoidable. Idle Idol: The Japanese Mascot collects these wonderful 3D characters found all over Japan. Discover antique advertising characters, modern mass-produced mascots and unique one-off designs.
Brothers Edward and John Harrison present these quirky and cute figures in all of their colorful plastic glory, divided into thematic chapters: Hero, Legend, Spokesperson, TV Star, Entertainer, Chef, Doctor, Meeter and Greeter. The photographs are accompanied by the stories that have resulted in these creations, ranging from Japanese myths to corporate identities and sporting fan fanaticism. Keep up with the authors at their official companion website: http://idleidol.net/
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