ok, this post was an ongoing "project" of mine the entire time i was in japan/vietnam. basically, i was on the lookout for anything that fell into the category of super cute asian-tastic characters. this project also came with a theory/hypothesis i set out to prove -
Theory: would america be way fucking cooler if we were bombarded by adorableness from everywhere?
Conclusion: yes. and to put it quantitatively: impossibly more fucking cooler.
i'm posting this one first b/c it's the least cute out of all of them, but seeing as it was a road sign, it gets points for being awesome.
happiest sign for a garden store. ever.
puppalicious bus ad
not sure who he is but he was on billboards and on the side of cabs
japanese red cross society!!
super cute deer in a action sports boutique that was embellished by phil frost
mosaic on the side of a building in shibuya
in all fairness, this guy is more awesome than cute as well
i think he was a cell phone mascot
billboard for a vintage toy story!! LOADS of popples, my little ponies and pound puppies were found inside.
claire's and libby lu's got nothin on these girls. bonus points if you can figure out what the hell is going on in the separate little illustration in the bottom left corner.
yes we DO love hamburger!!!
this is the logo for one of japan's main delivery services. super clever actually.
here we have a xylophone washcloth bunny
this guy's actually some famous cartoon character at the moment
yes i WILL write my housekeeping notes in you!!
parco mascot. and hands down my favorite out of everyone.
giant doll outside a dept store
happy aiport bus mascot...
...and his girlfriend.
no idea what these crazy cool kids do, but they were in the airport
layin down the law about your customs forms!!!
the watchdog for animal quarantine
maggie's mimobot. he was actually with us in japan AND vietnam.
ladie's "pajama" top
and last but not least, these guys provided a home for our pens/highlighters in the office