Kumamon is the most popular regional mascot in Japan. The lovable bear represents Kumamoto Prefecture in south Japan and has been a huge and cuddly hit since he first appeared in 2010. Now Kumamon can keep your money safe for you thanks to this Kumamon Itazura Money Bank. It's a new version of the bestselling Itazura Coin Box series, where a cheeky creature (originally a cat) reaches out of the box to "steal" your coins.
The "itazura" part is how Kumamon plays a prank on you. Kumamon is hiding inside a watermelon box (one of the fruits for which Kumamoto is famous). Just pop a coin onto the white plate and then the box will open. As music plays, Kumamon will slide his paw out and take your cash away for safekeeping.
The Kumamon Itazura Money Bank features:
- Official Kumamoto Prefecture mascot merchandise
- Designed for use with Japanese currency but should work with most coins
- Power: AA batteries x 2 (not included)
- Recommended for ages 6 and over