Japan is widely known for its wonderful tea ceremonies, calligraphy, sushi, poetry, and flower arrangement. The nation is also obsessed with cute, colorful characters, Manga comics, and anything that's super surreal; which explains the existence of Japanese mascots.

These mascots have been designed to represent EVERYTHING, from TV stations, national parks, and popular streets to culinary, historical sights, and even etiquette.

Here are some of the cutest and totally bizarre mascots of Japan:

1. This Adorable Toilet That Teaches Toilet Procedures During Disastrous Events

2. Shinobi-Chan Is A Blade-Wielding Pink Ninja Who Advocates For CS Accounting

3. This Is Muay Thaishi, The Kickboxing Sea Fish Ambassador Of The Thai Embassy In Japan

4. And The American Embassy Mascot In Japan Is Tom The Jellybean. How American!

5. This Is Matcho Macha The Genie, The Mascot For Kyoto's Uji City Known For Its Green Tea

6. This Cute (And Bubbly) Walking Soap Bubble Encourages People To Wash Their Hands

7. This Mascot Named Mokuzou From Osaka's Settsu City Promotes Lumber

8. The Sakuzen Twins Bring Good Luck To Test-Takers. They Don't Look Too Happy ...

9. Shirao Kamen Of Shiraoka, Saitama Picks Up Litter And Helps Kids Cross The Road. What A Champ!

10. This Three Eyed King Crab And Bird Hybrid Is The Mascot Of Kaike Grand Hotel

11. Katakkuri-Chan Is The Adorable Mascot For Ashikawa Prison

12. The Mascot For Nasu Animal Kingdom Is A dog With An Eggplant Head Named Oidenasu-Kun

13. Even Real Estate In Japan Has A Mascot! This Cute Fairy Bunny Named Mutsumin Is One Of Them

14. Ballet Dancing Half-Swan, Half-Pig Mascot Of Hokaido's Hamatonbetsu Town

15. Mori-Ken Is The Dog Mascot In A Frog Costume From Moriya City

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