This black bear is Kumamon.
In Japan there are many cute characters to represent local areas.
Kumamon is from Kumamoto.
Everybody knows this character because he has no copyright, so it is used for many products.
I painted Kumamon in front of Mt. Aso.
The area around Mt.Aso was hit hard.
Don’t give up Kumamoto!
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