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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Boku Tsucchii

Boku Tsucchii
Japanese Name: ボクツッチー
Literal Translation: I am tsucchii¹
Release Date: February 2002
Original Japanese: WWW PDF

He loves mushrooms! Is he a tsuchinoko (?!)¹ He looks like a mysterious character. When you drink nameko² mushroom miso soup³, you remember your mother in the distant countryside. However, it seems that the tsucchii don't like nameko mushrooms...



Mountain Tsucchii¹

Length ... 30 ~ 50 cm (Apparently once in a long while they are bigger than people). Sound it makes ... "kyu kyu." In particular, apparently he loves shimeji4 mushrooms. Apparently he doesn't like nameko² mushrooms. (Because they are slimy and slippery.) Apparently in the winter he goes into a hole and hibernates.

体長・・・30~50cm (ごくまれに人より大きなものもいるらしい)。鳴き声・・・「キュッキュッ」。とくにしめじが好きらしい。なめこはニガテらしい。(ヌルヌルしてるから。)冬は穴に入って冬眠するらしい。
River Tsucchii¹

Apparently he mainly eats types of mushrooms.

Swamp Tsucchii¹

Apparently when she is happy, she jumps up and down 10 meters high. Apparently the females are bigger.

Forest Tsucchii¹

Apparently he dangles and sleeps from a tree.

Phantasmic Flower Tsucchii¹


Translation Notes
  1. The Tsuchinoko (ツチノコ or 槌の子) literally translating to "hammerspawn," is a legendary snake-like cryptid from Japan. The name tsuchinoko is prevalent in Western Japan, including Kansai and Shikoku; the creature is known as bachi hebi (バチヘビ) in Northeastern Japan. Tsuchinoko are described as being between 30 and 80 centimeters in length, similar in appearance to a snake, but with a central girth that is much wider than its head or tail, and as having fangs and venom similar to that of a viper. Some accounts also describe the tsuchinoko as being able to jump up to a meter in distance. According to legend, some tsuchinoko have the ability to speak and a propensity for lying, as well as a taste for alcohol. Legend also records that it will sometimes swallow its own tail so that it can roll like a hoop,similar to the mythical Hoop snake. Wikipedia: Tsuchinoko

  2. Nameko (ナメコ or 滑子, Pholiota nameko) is a small, amber-brown mushroom with a slightly gelatinous coating that is enjoyed in miso soup and nabemono. Wikipedia: Nameko

  3. Miso soup (味噌汁) is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called "dashi" into which is mixed softened miso paste. Although the suspension of miso paste into dashi is the only characteristic that actually defines miso soup, many other ingredients are added depending on regional and seasonal recipes, and personal preference, such as mushrooms, seaweed, and scallions. Wikipedia: Miso soup

  4. Shimeji (シメジ or 占地) is a group of edible mushrooms native to East Asia. Wikipedia: Shimeji

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