May 4, 2012 - Thank you to everyone who has been visiting. I plan to update weekly now so be sure to check back every Monday for a new crazy cute character! Requests are very welcome and so far Mamegoma, Rilakkuma, and Nyan Nyan Nyanko have been requested and are in the process.... please be patient as there is a lot of information about them! Please keep spreading the word about the cuteness of San-X!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Kyo Usa

Kyo Usa

Japanese Name: 京うさ
Literal Translation: Kyoto1 Bunnya
Released: March 2004
Original Japanese: WWW

The relaxing type rabbit character "Kyo Usa" newly joins! She can use popular, cute, little Japanese style things! Is there no mistake that all of you too will be taken in by Kyo Usa's tempo that would make anyone unknowingly want to be elegant!?

なごみ系うさぎキャラ「京うさ」が新登場!!人気のかわいい和小物もたくさん使われているよ! 思わずはんなりしてしまいたくなっちゃうような京うさのテンポにみんなもつられちゃうこと間違いなし!?

Kyo Usa
Kyoto1 Bunnya

While living downtown in the heart of Kyoto,1 she always takes time for herself and to observe the seasons.2 Not fond of sweets,3 every day she has fun dressing up fashionably with elegant accessories such as hairpins and the like that have been passed down for generations.

Mr. Turtle

He always makes green tea3 for Kyo Usa, and actually he might be a famous tea ceremony master... At any rate his favorite phrase is "mellowness."b

お姉さんウサギのチェリーは、さくらんぼの耳飾りをつけたおしゃれさん。 仲良しの妹ウサギ・ベリーと大好きなフルーツの中で遊んでいます。
Inabachan to Mamechan
Little Inaba4 and Little Bean

They are Kyo Usa's tea ceremony3 friends. They are always getting together to drink tea.



Kyo Usa does things at a really slow pace and with no effort. When you see her lifestyle, surely you'll want to treat yourself to a little break in life. Kyo Usa's catch phrase is from "hokkorisuru" (ほっこりする) which is kinda like "to unwind" (shown in the main picture). Her caption in her profile picture is "But you see I've never been so fond of sweets..." As Kyo Usa is from Kyoto, she also speaks in the Kyoto dialect.

A dominant theme of Kyo Usa is Japanese tea ceremony (read more below). Kamesan is pictured in his profile whisking the green tea. Kyo Usa is often pictured with a little flower shaped sweet which she'll eat before drinking the bitter tea. They all seem to get together for the main purpose of drinking tea.

Thank you, Sandy, for requesting! :)

Japanese Culture

  1. Kyoto (京都) is the traditional city of Japan and the old imperial capital. Wikipedia: Kyoto

  2. Japanese people love the seasons and pride themselves on that Japan is one of the only Asian countries to have all four seasons. They have many events and special aspects for each season, including special seasonal foods.

  3. Japanese tea ceremony (茶道) is an incredibly complex and traditional aspect of Japan. Among the many subtle and intricate steps, the green tea must be whisked and served with a sweet made of pure sugar to balance the sharp bitterness of the tea. Wikipedia: Japanese tea ceremony

  4. The White Hare of Inaba (因幡の白兎) is a Japanese myth about a white rabbit in the Kansai region where Kyoto is located. Wikipedia: White Hare of Inaba

Translation Notes

  1. "Kyo" comes from the city "Kyoto" and "usa" comes from "usagi" meaning bunny.

  2. Mattari (まったり) could be rich in taste; full-bodied with flavor; mellowness; or a laid-back lifestyle.

1 comment:

  1. Oooooo Pink bunny, japaneese cracker&Ocha(green tea)Good for relaxing for me