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Gudetama: The Laziest Egg In Japan Hong Kong

Believe me when I say it took awhile to get this story straight. So..Gudetama is a…Sanrio (aha!) character. And let’s just quote RN24 for the deets:

“Sanrio’s egg-turned-mascot character gets its name from a combination of the words ‘gude'(pronouced goo-deh), which is a Japanese onomatopoeia for describing something or someone with no energy or strength, and ‘tama’ from the word tamago, which means egg in Japanese. And sure enough, Gudetama is an egg that, well..seems to lack the energy to do anything active at all.”

And what’s all this about? Big G is taking a road trip- a special appearance from now ’til September 6 at Langham Place, a big high-end shopping spot in Hong Kong. (Location info below.)

Unless you just wanna eat him, of course.












If You Go™:

Where: Langham Place
Addy: Address: 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
Phone: Tel: +852 3552 3388.
Hours: 11:00a – 11:00p.
Online: Website : Twitter : Merch.

(Story from Andrew Y. ~ RocketNews24)


Tama Now A Shinto Goddess

[*Note: That header bears a little explaining, K? -Ed.]

You may sadly recall that Station Master Tama passed away on June 22nd. An estimated 3,000 people turned out for her Sunday Shinto-style funeral. Now C.O. reader Amy S. has alerted us to the fact that Tama has been granted the posthumous status of…Shinto Goddess.

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Quoting The Guardian UK, “This is in keeping with the indigenous Japanese religion’s practice of honouring animal deities. She will be enshrined at a nearby shrine for cats in August, according to Mitsunobu Kojima, president of the Wakayama Electric Railway.”

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THIS JUST IN: RIP To Station Master Tama

Sad news to report here, everyone. Tama, the Ultra Station Master and Operating Officer at Kishi Station in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, passed away two days ago. Tama was featured several times here on C.O., from as far back as 2008.

Thanks to Mugino S.

多摩に満足して16日 (Happy 16th To Tama)

Tama is the “Super Ultra Station Master and Operating Officer at Kishi Station in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.” Try and get all of THAT on a business card. (C.O. archival super coverage here and here.) Today is Tama’s Sweet 16th Birthday! (Video of the festivities c/o NHK NEWSweb.)


You can even buy Tama stuff (of course) here. I think. Chrome won’t translate this one. Nuts.

Here’s the current work schedule for Tama and intern Nitama.



(Andrew Y. and RN24, of course.)

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Saitama

Robb S. has the latest on a new Big J Cat Café. Here’s a new report from a place in Saitama, just north of Tokyo, called Nekoya (roughly “House of Cats”). It’s reportedly the largest Cat Café in the Tokyo area, and its residents include several frisky kittens.”

“Also one of our Animal Cafe correspondents spent the weekend up at a cat island in Yamagata with a video camera, so I’m hoping things turned out well. I will let you know!”





If You Go™

Addy: Google Map.

Hours: 11am-10pm every day.

Cost: Y1000 for the first hour; Y200 for each additional 15 minutes.

Misc: Website : Contact.

Is The 10:15 Running Late, Tama?

Japan is just piling on at this point.

“Please, please consider adding this to the Japan Cute Assault arsenal: Tama the cat saved the train line AND spawned a cat-themed train!” -Amy H.



We featured Tama several years back. Tama is “Super Station Master and Operating Officer at Kishi Station in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.” From FB.


Nuts, the plush Tama stuffies are out of stock. Maybe you’d like the book instead? (Of course there’s a book.)




Cookie Bears. Hugging Nuts.

[*Note: It’s National Cookie Day! Time for an Encore. -Ed.]

(Let’s get this outta the way right up front- of COURSE they’re from The Big J. Now, onto more deets, as covered in Bored Panda.)

Whip up a bunch of dough, shape ’em into bears, and- the tricky part- get ’em to HOLD A NUT.

These were created by a Japanese cook named Maa Tamagosan. Her recipe is here.




Sloths Love Halloween- Who Knew?

ZSL London Zoo resident Edward The Bebeh Sloth is getting ready for his very first Halloween. By….nomming up some pumpkin with help from his Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin pals.

All Aboard! Kishi Station Gets A New Super Station Master!

There’s a new (Super) Sheriff in town, folks. Nitama has been appointed as official Super Station Master (and successor to the late Tama) at Kishi Station, Wakayama Prefecture. This is the official press conference:

Her hours are 10am to 4pm, with Monday and Thursdays off. Tama has received the posthumous promotion to “Distinct Eternal Stationmaster.”


And here Nitama is visiting the Tama shrine. They take this SERIOUSLY in The Big J.

(Thanks to Andrew Y., who does not- repeat not- work for RN24.)

Meet Earl The Pandalamb

Yes, you read that right. His name is Earl. He’s a Panda. AND a Lamb. All in one. Sort of. Right?

“It’s pretty much what you’d think a Pandalamb to look like,” says Tamara.