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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ryoma Holiday

An advertising campaign playfully welcomes tourists to visit Kochi Prefecture. Banners depict Kochi Governor Masanota Ozaki dressed as Ryoma Sakamoto.

Ryoma Holiday Kochi

He sits astride a scooter and is accompanied by a lovely young woman in an amusing parody of the 1953 American movie "Roman Holiday," starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Look at how the Governor and his friend seem to be enjoying themselves!

I saw these ads when I returned to Kochi after a year's absence. They really do represent the spirit and fun of Kochi. I encourage you all to take a "Ryoma Holiday." And don't forget Anpanman at the Anpanman Museum!

Anpanman, Kochi

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