You know Domo-kun, that fuzzy, brown, friendly, mono-syllabic, constantly open-mouthed friend from Japan! Did you know he first appeared in 1998 as the mascot for the Japanese television station NKH? His name is an abbreviation of his first introduction, “Dōmo, konnichiwa!” which translates to, “Well, hello there!” But according to his far more interesting origin myth, Domo hatched from an egg, and now lives in an underground cave with his best friend, an elderly bunny named Usajii, and 2 bats. Domo loves TV, hates apples, and farts when he’s nervous.
Though at first he was mainly known to Japanese audiences, within a few years Domo started showing up in some surprising, non-cave, non-Japanese commercial, places. Here’s a round of of his most adorable, surprising, and important appearances!Read More