Wednesday, May 7, 2014

An Introduction to Sentimental Circus

センチメンタル サーカスの紹介

The story behind the Circus

From San-X Japan (English):

After the whole town is felt asleep quietly, neglected abandoned toys are awaking one by one and gathering together.."Kuro", performer of the rolling globe."Mr. Bear", performer of the tightrope walking."Pigu" & "Mamo" performer of trapeze acts.And when "Shappo", impresario, appears, the curtain of the mysterious circus, "Sentimental Circus" goes up somewhere again.

photo credit: San-X 

Characters:

1. Shappo (シャッポ)
Role: Ringmaster of Sentimental Circus.
He wears a small black hat with the word "Master" on it and in it, he carries his threads, needles and poker cards. Surprisingly, Shappo loves craft works!

2. Toto (トト)
Role: Juggler
Shappo's closest partner! Made by Shappo.

3. Mr Bear (Mr. ベア)
Role: Cyclist
A bear that lives at his own pace and made of tin!

4. Kuro (クロ)
Role: Rolling globe performer
He loves round stuff.

5. Pigu and Mamo (ピグ&マーモ)
Role: Trapeze performers
Twin monkeys filled with curiosity!

6. Piyo Barenina/ Piyo Ballerina (ピヨ バレリーナ)
Role: Ballet
They are 3 talkative sisters who love to go to the dressing room.

7. Poni/ Pony (ポニ)
Role: Hurdle jumper
A hardworking wooden pony who is troubled by his own short legs.

8. Rio/ Leo (リオ)
Role: Hoop jumper
The largest plush among the toys! His mane is detachable to become the hoop that he jumps through.

9. Muton/Mouton (ムートン)
Role: Acrobat
An easy going elephant who turns really active during the performance!




And there you have it! The short story of Sentimental Circus. Hopefully someday we'll get to see them perform in the middle of the night!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sentimental Circus Calendar (May)

Sick and tired of your plain looking work or school calendar? 

Use this Sentimental Circus Calendar from San-X instead to brighten your month! 

photo credits: http://www.san-x.co.jp/calender/2014/calender05.html


*can you spot Toto?*