Earlier in March, Japanese mascot Kumamon was spotted chilling at Raffles Place while promoting his hometown prefecture’s signature produce, Kumamoto rice.

Photo via Parti | Japanese Free Magazine’s Facebook post

Turns out that one day later on March 18, he made another appearance at the Japan Rail Cafe situated at Tanjong Pagar for promotional purposes.

The cafe is railway-themed, and they served up food, merchandise and even train tickets which you can use in Japan.

Photo via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook

Being the diligent mascot he is, he served his duty, promoting Kumamoto rice with all his cute and charming ways.

Before he left though, he didn’t forget to have a bit of fun, despite Tanjong Pagar being a place that is usually associated with businesses and office buildings.

The adventurous mascot climbed onto small metal posts, and managed to stabilise himself on one of them despite his size.

Photo via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post

Look at the happy bear.

Photo via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post

Photo via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post

However, the mascot nearly melted and became one with the pillar, perhaps due to the heat.

Photo via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post
Photo via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post

Of course, Kumamon didn’t forget that people were watching and gamely posed for photos too.

Photo via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post

Alas, the lovable bear mascot had to take his leave.

We’re pretty sure that this is just temporary, as he’d probably appear again in the near future with that same deathly stare adorable face.

Photo via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post

Till next time, Kumamon!

 

Top image via Japan Rail Cafe’s Facebook post.

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