Happy Year of the Rat, Puchimaru style!

 

The Japanese zodiac, kanshi (ๅนฒๆ”ฏ), was adopted from China in the 6th Century AD, and covers a 12-year cycle where each year is represented by a different animal.  We just waved goodbye to 2019, the Year of the Pig, and ushered in 2020, the Year of the Rat.  

 

We all have a specific zodiac animal depending on the year we were born.  For example, here at Tanoshii Miami HQ, we're all sheep.  (We're not gonna show our age by telling you what year we were born, though!) Check out the chart below to find out your zodiac animal, and pick him or her from our Puchimaru zodiac collection to keep as your own kawaii mascot!  You can also grab a rat to commemorate 2020, or take home the whole collection!

 

Animal

     Year of Birth

Rat ๐Ÿ€

     1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Ox ๐Ÿ‚

     1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Tiger ๐Ÿ…

     1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Rabbit ๐Ÿ‡

     1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Dragon ๐Ÿ‰

     1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Snake ๐Ÿ

     1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Horse ๐ŸŽ

     1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Sheep ๐Ÿ‘

     1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Monkey ๐Ÿ’

     1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Rooster ๐Ÿ“

     1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Dog ๐Ÿ•

     1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Pig ๐Ÿ–

     1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

 

What is Puchimaru?

 

Puchimaru are made by Amuse, a Japanese manufacturer of arcade toys. Just like their more famous Alpacasso cousins, Puchimaru are pretty difficult to find outside of Japanese arcades and claw machines.  They're released as collections, and you'll see that each collection has a different theme.

 

Puchimaru are tiny (about 1.5" x 1.5"), fluffy plushies, and aptly named: In Japanese, puchi (ใทใก) means small, and maru (ใพใ‚‹) means round or circle.  Each comes with an elastic string attached, typically so it can be hung from a backpack, purse, or cell phone (yes, cell phone).  The Puchimaru Christmas collection is also perfect for hanging from your Christmas tree!

Puchimaru Zodiac Collection

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Animal
  • Don't put your Puchimaru in the washing machine. To clean, wipe gently with a damp cloth. 

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    Tiny, round Puchimaru are about 1.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide.

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    Treat your Puchimaru with TLC to keep them soft and fluffy.

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    Because Puchimaru may have small parts, it's best to keep them away from children under 6 years of age.

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    Your Puchimaru will always come with their original tags! No imitations here: Rest assured that we source them directly from their Japanese manufacturer Amuse.

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