Friday, May 8, 2020

Satsuma Gunyon

I was on the street car the other day, and I noticed that the ad sheets inside were for a weird thing called "Satsuma Gunyon" (Satsuma is the old name for Kagoshima). It's tied into something I've been seeing all over the place lately, which is "Magma City," with the volcano represented by red and blue ribbons.

This sign says that this is a "Satsu Magu" (Satsuma Magma) train. It goes on to state that the city had a contest to create a mascot and character names, which were created by school children.

"Aigato na." (Kagoshima dialect for "Thanks.")

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