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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Melonkuma (The Melon Bear)

Yubari, a small place an hour or so from Sapporo, is famous for melons. Every little place in Japan also has to have a mascot. The mascot for Yubari is Melonkuma (literally "melon bear"). Most mascots in Japan are cute, but Melonkuma is not cute.

There was a life sized Melonkuma at the Sapporo Autumn Fest and people were taking pictures. Lots of small kids started crying when the bear "bit" them.

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