“Momocco” is the mascot character for the “Let's Walk Satoyama: Kibiji Region Explorations”.
Momocco is a character inspired by the folktale of Momotaro, a legendary hero of the Kibiji region, and the famous local specialty of peaches around Bitchu Kokubunji Temple. The “Momocco Family” is dressed in the Japan national football team's Japan Blue uniforms.
This is an illustrated image of the Momocco Family playing soccer at Bitchu Kokubunji Temple, where peach blossoms bloom.
(When it was first released in 2008, it was an animated video running on Flash Player. However, Adobe discontinued support for Flash Player at the end of 2020, making it no longer usable.)
She is the “Momo Spirit” born from the peaches of the Kibiji region.
He is a gentle and intelligent character who acts as the coordinator for the family.
She has a mischievous personality and is full of energy and initiative.
He has a cautious personality and possesses the skill of flying in the sky.
He may look intimidating, but he has a shy personality and is strong.
Mommoco Family will work together, with Momocco at the center, to solve the problem.
It is said that the legend of "Momotaro," originates from the story of "Kibitsuhiko-no-Mikoto's Ura Demon Slaying" as described in the Kibitsu- Jinja Shrine Records.
The legend of Momotaro is famous in the Okayama prefecture's Kibi region, but it also exists in Onimuko-cho in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture and Inuyama City in Aichi Prefecture.
The Japanese folktales such as "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" and "Urashima Taro" are full of fantasy.