Crouton Nakano – or Gurutto Nakano – is the mascot of Nakano City where we live.
According to a city pamphlet, Crouton “is a boy full of curiosity and loves ramune soda pop, born from the crusts of bread made with loving care by a baker in Nakano City. He loves hang around town, the borders of which are shaped somewhat like a butterfly. Crouton’s butterfly-shaped bow tie serves his driving force to discover the attractive qualities of this town! Crouton is well-skilled at pantomime.”
Every firm or event seems to have a mascot here. And not just on paper or electronically. No, you can get gadgets of and with these mascots. I hope we will find some of Crouton before we return home….