This Corner of the World Capsule Figure Promotes Hiroshima Prefecture
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
In This Corner of the World protagonist Suzu is appearing in Figure Miyage's new set of Hiroshima Prefecture-themed souvenir capsule toys. The company revealed the Suzu figure earlier this month and began offering the full set of five figures on Wednesday.
Figure Miyage offers various sets of capsule toys that feature specialty foods and products, famous locations, and other trademark symbols of prefectures and regions throughout Japan. In addition to Suzu, the new Hiroshima set includes mini figures of okonomiyaki and Otafuku Okonomi Sauce, momiji manju, ferries across Onomichi Channel, and the torii at Itsukushima Shrine.
Each capsule or small box with a figure inside costs 400 yen (about US$4). The set is only available in main West Japan Railway Company train stations in Hiroshima Prefecture and in part of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Sunao Katabuchi's award-winning anime film inspired by Fumiyo Kouno's In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) manga debuted in 2016. The manga is also inspiring a new live-action television series adaptation that will premiere in July.