Hatchii

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Hatchii
ハッチー
Nagoya municipal subway mascot hatchii.gif
First appearance August 1, 2002 (2002-08-01)
Information
Species Shachihoko
Gender Unknown
Occupation Nagoya Municipal Subway
Nationality Japan

Hatchii (ハッチー?) is a fictional character which serves as the mascot for Nagoya Municipal Subway.

Inspiration[edit]

Maruhachi

Nagoya Municipal Subway adopted the character named Hatchii to commemorate their 80th year of operation on August 1, 2002 (2002-08-01).[1] The character has a human form wearing the uniform of an employee of Nagoya City Subway, with the head of a Shachihoko, a mythical character which is often used to represent Nagoya. In particular, Nagoya Castle is famous for its large, golden figures of Shachihoko. The name is a combination of the "shachi" in Shachihoko and the "hachi" in Maruhachi, which is the official symbol of Nagoya.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ハッチー (in Japanese). Maniado. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  2. ^ ハッチーの部屋 [Hatchii's Room] (in Japanese). Nagoya City Bureau of Transportation. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 

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