We can find several shops where the owners have made their own likeness into mascot-like characters. Here are two examples from Osaka. One for a shop for a ramen shop, the other for a shop that specializes in “vitality” drinks.
An image of the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in the city of Minami-Soma, Fukushima prefecture. As can be seen, all the homes and businesses in this coastal neighborhood were washed away. Only the cement of the Continue reading