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The 50th National Skills Competition 33rd National Abilympics - Nagano 2012 / Mascot Character “わざまるwazamaru”

Hockey and a movie; see the Kalamazoo Wings this Sunday

K-Wings Family Hockey Day in the 'ZOO this Sunday! Presented by Consumers Credit Union!

Fuzz & Fur: Japan’s Peculiar Subculture of Fur-Suit Mascots

Arukuma A kigurumi into kigurumi, this green bear loves to collect hats. Each one reflects one of Nagano’s many specialities, his collection includes a chestnut, persimmon, mushroom, lettuce, soba and wine. Arukuma, quite possibly the cutest kigurumi is the mascot for East Japan Railway and wants tourists to explore the beautiful outdoors of Nagano. His name combines the words 'aruku' ('walk') and 'kuma' ('bear').

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