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The Japanese have long been infatuated with the three-dimensional characters used to represent products, companies, civic organizations, towns and just about anything else possible. ‘Idle Idol – The Japanese Mascot’ examines this cultural history, documenting the evolution of the character statues that are ubiquitous throughout the country. The mascot trend began during the Edo period with the pot-bellied raccoon-dog Tanuki. These ceramic statues were first used as good luck charms, but starting in the 19th century a noodle shop appropriated the character in an effort to create a link between Tanuki’s fortuitous status and bowls of soup. It worked, and since then confectioners, pharmaceutical companies, television networks, food companies, police forces and fire departments have all created mascots. The mascots represent a brand or a certain shop but they also exist as stand-alone characters that people adore. This books’ photographs and written explanations these mascots that are artful, audacious and wholly Japanese.