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Nagoya municipal subway mascot hatchii.gif
First appearance August 1, 2002 (2002-08-01)
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.



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]


  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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