Date of birth: October 26, 2008Note
Special abilities: Flying around and bringing smiles to the residents of Asahi Ward
Personality: Like the Sun—Bright and powerful
Favorite thing: Cotton candy
Between May and August 2008, Asahi Ward asked the public to help design and name a mascot to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Asahi Ward.
A competition was launched through the ward office, community centers and over the internet. After initial screenings followed by a popular vote, the competition was won by Ms. Moemi Yamamuro.
Asahi-kun—our mascot—is a lively addition to Asahi Ward. We will all love him, won’t we?
Note: On October 26, 2008, Asahi-kun was born and introduced to the public at the Opening Ceremony of the Asahi Residents’ Friendship Festival (Asahi Fureai Kumin Matsuri).