Kamotora Kacho

It should come as no surprise that Japan has a bunch of wonderful and bizarre mascots for literally anything and everything. But Kamotora Kacho, the mascot of Tokyo’s Business District, takes the cake for being the most relatable one with his perpetual health problems.

Mascot of the Tokyo Business District

Kamotora Kacho
Image adapted from: @ComeonTORANOMON

Kamotora Kacho (カモ虎課長), the local mascot of Toranomon, a business district in Tokyo, recently celebrated his eighth anniversary of inauguration as the area’s section chief. 

Kamotora Kacho
Image credit: @villains_73

Just like the hoards of salarymen rushing to catch their morning train to work, the alcohol-loving mascot wears a tie and lugs around a briefcase. 

In 2014, Kamotora Kacho was appointed the section manager of the publicity department of Come On! Toranomon Production Committee, and has been working hard to promote the region ever since. 

Has back pain and gout  

Kamotora Kacho
Image credit: @ComeonTORANOMON

As the section chief of the publicity committee, Kamatora Kacho’s role and responsibilities are pretty important. Other than popularising Toranomon, he also strives hard to make the district a fun and enjoyable place to work. 

This is perhaps why the mascot suffers perpetually from gout and back pain, thanks to hard carrying the mission of livening and promoting the region. 

Kamotora Kacho as the mascot of Toranomon

It’s always a treat to discover new mascots in Japan. When the country opens up to international travellers, take a trip down to Toranomon in Tokyo and you might just spot Kamotora Kacho on the streets!

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Cover image adapted from: @ComeonTORANOMON and @kamotorakacho

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