Updated at 2022-04-16
Almost each of the 47 prefectures in Japan has its own mascot. CHI-BA+KUN became the mascot of Chiba Prefecture in 2011. These mascots are more than just cute cartoon characters. Many hidden details can be found in their designs. Some accurately depict local cultures, while others introduce local agricultural products, wildlife, or landmarks.CHI-BA+KUN is bright red, making it highly recognizable. The side-view of its body is in the shape of Chiba Prefecture, allowing people to learn about the landform of Chiba subconsciously. CHI-BA+KUN has become the beloved mascot in Japan.
Agreement date: August 9, 2016
Area: 5,157.57 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 6,259,000
Main industry: Agriculture, Fisheries, Commerse, and Industry