May 3, 2007 3:14 AM   Subscribe

I took a photo of this doll when I was on holiday in Japan (because it's the spitting image of someone I know). What is it? Where can I find more information/photos/videos anything?
posted by lemonfridge to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Just out of curiosity, did you take this in Nakano Broadway? I swear I've seen this store before.
posted by armage at 5:00 AM on May 3, 2007

Nakano Broadway is the best place in the universe! Since the next two photos in the flickr stream were taken in Mandarake the chances are good, but I guess it might have been one of the other Mandarakes.

Is this photo cropped at all? Because there might be a clue in the writing on the label on the mannequin's chest, and if you have a photo with more writing it may be easier to solve.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 5:35 AM on May 3, 2007

Best answer: According to my coworkers, it's the character "makotochan" from a comic by Umezu Kazuo. That should give you enough to google up quite a bit.
posted by Bugbread at 5:36 AM on May 3, 2007

Here's the Japanese to help with Google image search: "まことちゃん" (copy and paste that)

(If that shows up as boxes or question marks, shame on you. Install a proper unicode font)
posted by Bugbread at 5:38 AM on May 3, 2007

Yeah, it's Makoto-Chan.
posted by quibx at 6:12 AM on May 3, 2007

Response by poster: Yes it was indeed taken in a Mandarake (Shibuya)! Thanks Bugbread.
posted by lemonfridge at 6:41 AM on May 3, 2007

No worries: thanks belong to my coworkers, not me.
posted by Bugbread at 6:58 AM on May 3, 2007

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