Chibi Maruko-chan becomes “Cup no Fuchiko” for Great East Japan Earthquake charity

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300 yen (tax included) each.

“Cup no Fuchiko” is originally a capsule toy created by Kitan club and Katsuki Tanaka, which could be hung at the edge of a cup in various poses. This series became popular from 2013, still increasing sales, together with “PUTITTO”, the “sister” character label. This sister label will be releasing Chibi-Maruko-chan characters.

Chibi Maruko-chan is a manga series written and illustrated by Momoko Sakura, depicting everyday life of elementary-school-girl Momoko Sakura and her family in suburban Japan in 1970s. Starting its series in 1986, original manga sold 32 million copies and TV animation started in 1990 reaches 1,100 episodes, making the work literally “a national story”.

Since October 18th is Grandchild’s day in Japan, Maruko and her grandfather, Tomozou will be released as “PUTITTO” characters. Poses are: “Sitting Maruko”, “Climbing Maruko” “Hanging Maruko”, and “Sitting Tomozou”.

This collaboration project is a part of Japan Department Stores Association’s campaign “2015 Japan Department Stores recovery Action –We support the future and children of East Japan”. Whole sales will be donated to a foundation for children in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, the three prefectures damaged by Great East Japan Earthquake. If you are interested in supporting the campaign, do check the kick-off event at Fujisaki department in Sendai on October 17th – and also do not forget to get all special characters.

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Cute smiling “Sitting Maruko”

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“Hanging Maruko” has the characteristic line in her face.

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Climbing Maruko” looks as if she is peering from the back of the glass.

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“Sitting Tomozou”. Sakura made up her ideal grandfather as Tomozou.

Kitan Club “Department Store Original” PUTITTO Chibi Maruko-chan