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ゆるキャラグランプリ2018 REMINDER!!

2018.10.15 (Mon)


Don’t forget to cast your vote for Yuririn daily to support her and
Yurihama in this year’s Yurukyara Grand Prix!!

Voting is open until November 9th!


See this blog’s previous post on how to register and vote here.


2017ゆるキャラグランプリ 結果

2018.01.08 (Mon)



A big thank you to everyone who supported Yurihama’s mascot character Yuririn in last year’s nationwide Yurukyara Grand Prix!

With your support, Yuririn broke into the double digits in the 2017 grand prix and ranked 89th in the local mascot category. She will continue to represent Yurihama and its warm and wonderful citizens while promoting the town’s relaxing onsen, delicious pears and produce, as well as the area’s sandy beaches- not to mention ground golf, the Yurihama Walking Resort, and more.ゆるキャラ5



2017 Yurukyara Grand Prix Reminder

2017.09.29 (Fri)


The competition is getting fierce as we approach the 2 month mark for the 2017 Yurukyara Grand Prix. Please show your support by helping Yuririn promote Yurihama by casting your vote daily!

Register your ID here:
Vote for Yuririn here:



2017.08.09 (Wed)




Affiliation: Yurihama, Tottori PrefectureYurukyaraGrandPrix3



Yuririn is the town’s celestial maiden mascot character that was designed in 2012 incorporating elements of the towns specialty products, a local legend of a celestial maiden, as well as the town’s ties to Hawaii County (Hawaii, USA) and its own Hawai district.

Her hair is the bright green color of the region’s famous 20th Century Pears, and the flowers adorning her hair are the beautiful pear blossoms that bloom each spring.

She wears a light blue shawl representing heavenly robes (hagoromo) and a colorful lei made of the evening glory flowers that appear in the Legend of the Celestial Maiden.

Yurihama is located along the coast off the Sea of Japan, and her flowing dress symbolizes the rolling waves of the sea.

The lei and her dress are also meant to give her a Hawaiian feel to represent Yurihama’s sister-city relationship with Hawaii County and past promotional campaigns calling the town the “Hawaii of Japan” due to its Hawai district (formerly the town of Hawai).


For a step-by-step walkthrough, please see this blog’s old post from 2015 detailing how to register and vote here.


For more information, please visit the website (Japanese):





2016.10.26 (Wed)



Voting for this year’s Yurukyara Grand Prix, where various mascots from all across Japan face-off and promote their local governments, businesses, or organizations as they compete for the highest number of votes, has officially ended.



Yuririn unfortunately got a late start in this year’s race and never quite caught her footing. However, we will be ready to rally behind her again next year as she spreads word of Yurihama’s sprawling sandy beaches, appetizing 20th century pears and grapes, and healing and refreshing onsen hot springs (just for starters).


 Keep an eye out for information on next year’s Yurukyara Grand Prix! We hope you will help by voting early and often (1 vote per day per person)♪star3