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Photos: Japanese Mascots

Japan's love of kitsch and cuteness in all aspects of life, as expressed by their mascots.
By EDWARD HARRISON AND JOHN HARRISON  |  June 8, 2010

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Photo: EDWARD HARRISON AND JOHN HARRISON

Sorabear | From Edward Harrison and John Harrison's book Idle Idol: The Japanese Mascot  (Mark Batty Publisher)

These polar bears were created by the Sorabear Foundation to raise public awareness about climate change and the environment.

READ: "High and low culture from Japan," by Lance Gould

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