Posts Tagged ‘yuririn’


H30年度 ゆるキャラグランプリ―

2018.08.21 (Tue)


Mascot characters (yurukyara) representing municipal governments and various businesses and organizations from all across Japan will be competing to be crowned Mascot of the Year in this year’s Yurukyara Grand Prix!

Voting is open from 8/1 through 11/9, so don’t forget to register and cast your vote (daily!) for Yurihama’s own celestial maiden character Yuririn!


You can vote once per day using your laptop, tablet, or smartphone after creating your voter ID on the official 2018 Yurukyara Grand Prix website.


Follow the link provided to complete the registration process.


Send a blank e-mail to
You will then receive an automated e-mail response containing a link to set your password.yurukyara6

Follow the link and enter your desired password into both boxes to confirm your password before pressing the registration button.



~Once registered, you can cast your vote daily from August 1 through November 9 using your e-mail and password~

Click on Tottori’s icon to find the page to vote for Yuririn!



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):




Yuririn Goods

2017.05.31 (Wed)


YuririnMerchandiseToteYuririn Tote Bags

Available at the Town Planning Division
(Town Hall 2F)
800 yen


Yuririn Pin Badge
Available at the Town Planning Division
(Town Hall 2F)
200 yen

YuririnMerchandiseShirtYuririn T-Shirts
Available at Uemura (306-6 Tajiri, Yurihama)
Prices vary.


Merry Christmas!! メリー・クリスマス♪

2016.12.24 (Sat)


Just a simple note to say
☆                that we hope you have a safe and
wonderful holiday season!♪☆




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