Tag Archive: Akkuma

Aug 05 2016

Go Torch Mascots dance into fans’ hearts at J-Pop Summit

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The return of the popular Japanese Go Torch mascots brought lots of smiles, laughter, and dancing to this year’s J-Pop Summit. The Japanese pop-culture festival brought a record 20,000 attendees to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center July 22-24, teaming the Go Torch (Yuru-Kyara) characters with pop music artists Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, World Order, GARNiDELiA, Silent …

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Jul 22 2016

Japanese Go Torch Mascots Return to J-Pop Summit 2016

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Last year’s hit Japanese pop culture Go Torch characters are returning to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit this weekend to bring more laughter and unique Japanese culture to the 3-day event, July 22-24. The Go Torch (or “Yuru-Kyara”) mascots represent different prefectures or cities in Japan, and there are currently more than 3500 active mascots, popular …

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Aug 17 2015

Ossan and Go-Torch characters dance through J-Pop Summit

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Japanese mascot Ossan brought dancing and laughter to Japanese pop culture fans in San Francisco during the annual J-Pop Summit festival at Fort Mason Center held August 8th and 9th. Joined by fellow “Go-Torch” characters (also known as “yuru-kyara”) SanaSenaBona from Sasebo and the brother and sister bears Akkuma and Koakkuma from Hokkaido, Ossan urged …

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Jul 26 2015

Japanese Mascots Bring Laughter and Culture to J-Pop Summit 2015

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Japanese mascot Ossan returns to the U.S just a few weeks after his American debut at Anime Expo. This time around, he’s bringing fellow “Go-Torch” (or “Yuru-Kyara”) characters Sanasenabona (idols from Sasebo) and Koakkuma & Akkuma (twin bears from Hokkaido) to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit on August 8 and 9. The mascots will perform both …

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