Tag Archive: Ossan

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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Jul 21 2015

Ossan – Interview (2015)

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Ossan Interview by Nhu Nguyen July 21, 2015 On day three of Anime Expo, I went to meet Ossan, a popular Japanese mascot from Hyogo prefecture who was making his American debut at the expo. Other than our first exchange of “Hello”, the second thing he said to me was, “I’m going to ink you.” …

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Jul 09 2015

Japanese Mascot Ossan Charms Fans at Anime Expo

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Japanese mascot Ossan made his successful American debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles July 2-5, 2015. The popular “Go Torch” (also known as “yuru-kyara”) appeared as a Guest of Honor at the convention and spent four days giving photo opportunities and prizes in the “#FoundOssan” social media campaign, with hundreds of fans rubbing Ossan’s …

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Jun 16 2015

Japanese Mascot Ossan to Appear as Guest of Honor at Anime Expo

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Comical character will present Japanese culture and comedy routines Japanese mascot Ossan will make his American debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 2-5, 2015. The popular “Go Torch” (also known as “yuru-kyara”) character will participate in multiple events at the convention, including an Instagram and Twitter promotion in which attendees can snap photos …

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