December 2, 2009

Flu Mask Santa Installation in Kobe


Kobe-- A rather giant santa, complete with a surgical mask that answers to the trend of a swine-flu terrorized populace that loves to wear them, has been installed on an old 異人館 (ijinkan lit. different-person-hall, a place where foreign settlers lived in during the old days). He has a cat hanging from him. In addition, two boxes in the styrofoam Santa's bag are adorned with the words "job" and "tamiflu".

Hey, I found him on youtube too:



If you live in Kobe, you can go there and see it in person, so I found it on the Google map embedded below. The nearby 英国館 has a contest going on: if you can find their hidden Santa, you win an expensive travel voucher.

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