Anpanman is one of the most popular cartoon characters in Japan - you can't help but spot him or his friends on merchandising, advertising, food packaging, everything in Japan... he's also one of my daughter's favourites. So, we made a trip to Kobe last year to take her to the Anpanman Museum located there on the waterfront. It's less of a museum and more of a children's play park / shopping mall really, although there are items on display such as this sketch from Anpanman's creator, Takashi Yanase.
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