“ODEN KUN” Charm Mascots are limited to a special area( Tokyo,Nagoya,Hokkaidou..). This is a “ODEN KUN” Charm Mascot from Nagoya. He is riding on a golden shachihoko statue from the top of Nagoya Castle!!
Shachihoko is a Japanese sea monster that has the head of a tiger and the body of a fish. It was believed that this animal could cause the rain to fall, and as such, temples and castles were often adorned with Japanese ornamental tiles in this shape, in order to protect them from fire.