While Shanghai may seem to have everything — a Disneyland, a Taco Bell, a Hello Kitty restaurant — the truth is it has been missing something — a Kumamon-themed café.
But fortunately no longer because China’s first café dedicated to the Japanese mascot turned adorable icon opened earlier this week in Xintiandi to the delight of fans who streamed in to try out some of the black-blobbed and rosy-cheeked snacks on display. Ingredients used to make these delights come from Kumamon’s native Kumamoto Prefecture in southern Japan.
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Last year, a Chinese TV show was exposed for using a blantant Kumamon ripoff as its mascot. Now, we patiently await the opening of China’s first knockoff Kumamon cafe.
Address: 188 Madang Lu / 马当路188号
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