Hi! It’s been a while~
So… today I wanted to introduce to you Mameshiba character!!
Following Wikipedia Mameshiba (豆しば) is a Japanese merchandise franchise created by copywriter and Korean Japanese national Kim Sukwon. The Mameshiba are different varieties of beans that have dog-like faces and tell trivia. Their name derives from a series of puns. The Japanese word for “bean” is mame (豆), a toy version of the Shiba Inu is a mameshiba(豆柴), and the Japanese word for “trivia” is mamechishiki (豆知識, literally “beans of knowledge”).
Let me show you some of Mameshibas!!
Most popular – Edamame Shiba:
Mameshiba takes many forms!
There is also MameshiPamyu Pamyu! (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)
Many Mameshiba goods are available…
…and cup noodles! (tried myself, it tastes pretty good!)
What do you think? I personally find it very adorable!!
Mameshiba goods also available at Direct Japan store on eBay! ⇒click!