A mascot is born! Introducing our Village House mascot; Ville-Jiro-kun.
Ville-Jiro-kun is a smart and friendly owl, here to help you find good deals for rental apartments and to help make life in Japan as wonderful as it can be!
Who is Ville-Jiro-kun? You’ll soon find out! A lot more goes into mascots in Japan than one may expect. After people get to know the interesting characters behind these mascots, it’s no surprise that they get so many fans! Each part of the mascot for Village House symbolizes the company and its intentions, so let’s get to know Ville-Jiro-kun!
Who is Ville-Jiro-kun?
‘Who is Ville-Jiro-kun?’ you may be asking… Ville-Jiro-kun, the friendly owl was born on October the 1st in 2020, please don’t forget the birthday!
Ville-Jiro-kun has a kind and friendly heart, with community and housing at its core. As well as a kind heart, Ville-Jiro-kun is wise beyond his years and particularly supportive, wanting to make sure everyone can feel a sense of security.
All mascots have special skills, and the Village House mascot just so happens to be great at finding low-cost apartments. Ville-Jiro-kun’s iconic oversized glasses work as a magic tool, helping this wise owl find you the best deals – how handy!
Who is Ville-Jiro-kun? Ville-Jiro-kun lives in the forest, where they can be found working hard and enthusiastically for Village House. Ville-Jiro-kun lives up high in a tree, giving this little owl the best vantage point for spotting all kinds of great properties all across Japan.
Amongst other mascots in Japan and those living in the forest village, Ville-Jiro-kun is considered and relied upon as the best intellectual in the village. Though Ville-Jiro-kun may be an owl, they are as wise as a scholar. He’s a very smart owl who can help you save money and find the perfect apartment!
Although the Village House Mascot has a wise and intellectual side, Ville-Jiro-kun is also known to do cheeky pranks! So, be on the look out for Ville-Jiro-kun’s pranks!
If you’re still wondering ‘who is Ville-Jiro-kun?’, please read on to find out more about our friendly owl.
The Village House Mascot
Like many other mascots, Ville-Jiro-kun has various ideas and symbols woven into its being. Ville-Jiro-kun represents so many of the things that we, at Village House, love about real estate.
The four orange circles in their forest head are ‘zeros’. The four ‘0’s’ are for zero deposit, no key money, no handling fees, and no renewal fees; since we strive to provide apartments with low upfront costs. Ville-Jiro-kun is always thinking about these zero upfront costs!
The easygoing owl has housing at the center of its values; Ville-Jiro-kun has a treehouse on their stomach, the owl is always thinking about housing!
Ville-Jiro-kun symbolizes the sense of security of affordable and nicely renovated housing. The owl’s priorities are friendliness, helping the neighborhood, and making things easy for the neighborhood. With a heart-shaped face, Ville-Jiro-kun radiates the joy that is felt from low-cost apartments.
Mascots in Japan
Mascots in Japan are known across the world. They have been used to spread messages, raise awareness, and also just to simply exist as fun characters for people to enjoy.
Most cities have their own mascot, brands, events, and causes; there are mascots for anything in Japan and they are great for getting to know more about the cause each mascot represents.
One of the famous mascots in Japan who has been working hard over the last couple of years is Koronon, the pink cat wandering around Tokyo to encourage social distancing during the pandemic.
Some other popular mascots in Japan are Miraitowa and Someity, the Olympic and Paralympic mascots for Tokyo 2020. Miraitowa symbolizes the balance of respect for tradition and new ideas and information about the future. Someity is derived from the English phrase ‘so mighty’ and ‘Someiyoshino’ cherry blossoms; Someity is telepathic!
Kumamon is another one of the popular mascots in Japan. He was created by Kumamoto prefecture, helping promote produce from the prefecture and encouraging tourism to Kumamoto.
Ville-Jiro-kun is excited to join all these other popular mascots in Japan. The wise owl with a heart of gold, it’s easy to fall in love with this friendly owl.
Ville-Jiro-kun is always there if you need him, and always eager to help out with housing!
You may be able to spot Ville-Jiro-kun, our Village House mascot, on our social media and our website – so please keep your eyes peeled for this familiar friend!