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  • Mhm Welcome to the city of you body here in Hokkaido.

  • This in front of us is Marian Koumas house, melon kuma is a ferocious japanese mascot that scares the crap out of kids and adults too.

  • One time at the Sapporo snow Festival, I was just filming minding my own business.

  • I saw this very interesting mascot.

  • I went over there, took my camera, started to film a little bit, was waving and then this mask, I completely attacked me viciously tried to rip my head off and I found where he lives now and unfortunately he's not actually here right now.

  • We're gonna go and raid his house.

  • Um he's gonna be coming back in the summer and I'm actually gonna be returning here to your body next month and we're gonna get a chance to maybe interview or get a closer look at uh, Mellon Koumas everyday needs Jose katsu lifestyle.

  • I'm kind of curious because every mascot has their own way to live.

  • But inside of here we have a lot of really interesting stuff.

  • And melon kuma is one of the more famous mascots here in Japan because when you, when you see him, you kind of, you kind of know why already from the logo, you can see he's he's represented in paint but you're gonna see a lot more than that.

  • In fact on the door handle, you're greeted with men on camera right there going the distance.

  • This is your body in Hokkaido, it's pretty close to Sapporo.

  • You don't have to travel too far.

  • Yes, there is snow still here in the mountains.

  • So I gave up like a japanese summer which is what's happening in Tokyo for this which is a really cool, very nice.

  • Is that melons over there?

  • Really nice weather here in Hokkaido and it's not too bad.

  • Let's go inside and check out Madame Kumar's shop.

  • Mhm wow that's metal kuma.

  • This one unfortunately passed away but you can see the size of madame kuma is pretty massive.

  • But what makes men on kuma so amazing to me is the realistic look in his eyes, check it out, they look real and the melon looks like veins but there's a purpose, there's a reason why melon kuma is a little bit scarier than normal.

  • Here's some other um passed away.

  • Hello there, wow, he's moving Madam kuma Middle school is also on instagram.

  • I'll introduce you to the melon kuma site.

  • He's ringing the bell.

  • I've seen melon kuma take out cumin as well.

  • So you have to be careful.

  • Medal kuma will, will fight you know playfully, just like there.

  • He's biting a branch in here.

  • Let's take a look around Madam Koumas house.

  • This place is pretty cool.

  • I'm digging it.

  • Um, it's open my uh so it's there's a, it's closed during the weekends in the winter but during the summer it's open all the time.

  • I love you.

  • Your body is very famous for the, your body melon which if you've ever been to Japan.

  • You've probably heard of it.

  • It is one of the most delicious and certainly one of the most pricey melons that you can get in the world, but there's a reason behind it.

  • And I'm here to make that episode kind of introduce what makes the body melons so special.

  • Actually, I want a T shirt, I want that t shirt.

  • Oh my gosh.

  • What is it?

  • Um, the flesh is here are incredible.

  • And I don't know do you guys think I should get one for leo?

  • What do you think?

  • How you doing?

  • Rusty.

  • Welcome.

  • I see Joy is here as well.

  • Joy, What do you think of these t shirts here?

  • Joys Joys into that umbrella.

  • Um, you can see a lot of the goods.

  • I think you can get these online too, but it's just, it's just a little bit cooler to buy it when you're here.

  • I don't know if this, if this will fit on the, on the airplane with me, but I think when I come back next month I'm going to be getting this size.

  • He'd be perfect in the office.

  • You are this size?

  • I'm like, this is awesome.

  • He's ferocious.

  • Now one of the reasons that they have metal bears representatives because there are bears here in Hokkaido and the bears are dangerous And so they made it scary so that kids would realize that these bears bears, although cute are actually vicious.

  • So stay away from the bears kids and actually the one that attacked me had blood on his teeth.

  • Maybe they took it a step too far or maybe they didn't, I'm not sure actually this size.

  • I could take I think I can take this one back to leo.

  • I'm gonna be getting something here.

  • Is there some bags here?

  • How cool is that melon kuma?

  • He destroyed that fish there.

  • We really did the fishing right through.

  • Alright.

  • This might be the most popular item here because I have this at home too.

  • It's a, it's something that you can put on your bag for the side to represent.

  • Uh so each one of these represents your body which is the city here.

  • I like this one.

  • It's just a melon with legs, ears and a mouth ferocious and I'm digging the back.

  • I'm digging everything here.

  • I think when you, when you look at modern human with the nice green colors and the ferociousness of it, I think it goes with anything.

  • I just want to be part.

  • Oh this is, so can I, if you're watching, I'm getting one of these for leo, imagine leo walking around with one of these.

  • He needs one of these, we call them I guess skies.

  • This thing here I'm going to show you right now is I thought it was super cute to do any of you have dogs because this is a melon kuma dog hat.

  • Look at this.

  • So you put this around your dog's head and it turns them into a ferocious melon kuma.

  • Um, if you go to their instagram, you will see, you will see some of the pictures of it.

  • It's so cute.

  • Here's one right here.

  • Look at, let's check this out here.

  • It turns your dog into a ferocious melon kuma.

  • Like these ideas are brilliant.

  • I guess I wouldn't want one too.

  • I guess they have a ningun hat as well for humans.

  • But yeah, you can get all sorts of stuff.

  • Oh, so if you search for melon kuma, you can find all his stuff.

  • I knew it.

  • I know.

  • Okay.

  • Editor, can you send, do you send it abroad?

  • No, probably not gonna be able to get it internationally.

  • But if you're in japan that you can also order, but you might as well.

  • Just if you're coming up to Hokkaido, why not just make a stop here in your body.

  • Right?

  • You can visit, he's here in the summer not, it's ah yeah, so melon kuma.

  • He's, he's uh being becoming more and more popular.

  • You see him all over the country.

  • But he, this is his house.

  • So you can see him doing daily chores like on instagram that means like he's actually washing things and working.

  • They put melon kuma to work here.

  • Yeah, yeah.

  • Check out the instagram that they have here.

  • I told the melon kuma should do melon kuma should do youtube as well.

  • That would be pretty cool.

  • Like I want to look at the zipper mouth.

  • This is a backpack.

  • Oh yeah, look at this.

  • You can put stuff.

  • That is awesome.

  • Oh, that's so perfect.

  • Mm hmm.

  • Ah can I, what do you think?

  • Should I get that for Leo?

  • Oh these socks are really cool too.

  • So there's lots of different kinds of things that you can get here.

  • All these masks as well for eye masks.

  • I can get one for the airplane.

  • So then you blocked out all the sun.

  • You can get some good sleep.

  • But if you're wearing that, I don't think anyone around you is going to be sleeping.

  • They're going to be freaked out.

  • Look at these melon kuma trying to escape their behind the cage.

  • Look at this.

  • Whoa.

  • That's a sight to keep to keep us safe.

  • You got to put them in plastic behind a cage.

  • Wow peso.

  • Thank goodness.

  • These imagine if they were released into the wild.

  • Oh man Leo would might be a little bit too scary for leo.

  • I'm not sure.

  • Some are cute.

  • So what do you think, what do you think of melon kuma?

  • Do you guys?

  • Are you digging it?

  • Do you want to meet him?

  • Do you want to meet melon kuma?

  • Because next month I'm going to be back here and we're gonna chance to meet him.

  • Um, I'm not sure exactly when I'm going to try to time it with the harvest and everything, but we'll be back in here and we get a chance.

  • I'll get a chance to get my revenge.

  • I'm going to, I'm gonna get my revenge.

  • Trust me, look at these underwear.

  • They got melon come underwear.

  • Oh my gosh, this is giving me ideas for only in Japan, maybe I gotta start getting some merch stuff too.

  • There's a melancholia stamps.

  • Oh, that's pretty sweet.

  • Let's see here.

  • Mhm That's pretty cool.

  • Mhm Yeah, you don't know what you're gonna get if you open it up.

  • Oh no.

  • Hey Michael Sissano, nice to see here.

  • I'm glad that you're enjoying it.

  • Here's the umbrellas here.

  • You can see this would be great for the rainy season.

  • This one's kind of clear, but it has a like a green clearness to it.

  • And then of course there's some Gotcha pond, we have some melon kuma, Gotcha pond.

  • So I'm gonna, of course I'm gonna get something for leo and come, I'm not coming back empty handed.

  • But these umbrellas up here, pretty cool because you can see through them.

  • Okay, just like a melon, wow, that's a pretty cool t shirt.

  • Yeah, so melon kuma, a little bit of the history here.

  • So Melon Kuma was born about 2008.

  • Nissan Nissan about 2008, Nissan 2009, Melon Kuma was born and uh look at the mill.

  • It was like, we went, there was born and the mascot has been just growing in intensity because you can see it in his eyes.