Tokyo has been excitedly counting down the days until the Rugby World Cup 2019, the first of its kind organized in Asia. As such, the market is flooded with licensed merchandise for the big occasion. And merchandise probably doesn't get any more Japanese than this! The Rugby World Cup 2019 Official Mascot Plush Toys are exactly what you need: the event's two mascots in two sizes rendered, because the Japanese love everything cute and cuddly, as plush toys!
The two mascots are inspired by the shishi lions that appear in classic Kabuki theater and traditional festivals: in Kabuki, they appear in pairs with the white-maned lion as the father and the red-maned creature as the cub. In creating the mascots, their designers retained the basic features of the shishi lions and gave them the names: Ren for the white father and G for the red cub. The result is the unique look of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan Official Plush Toys. You just pick which lion you want and then which size (small or medium) - and own a cuddly piece of sporting history!
The Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan Official Mascot Plush Toys feature: