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Visiting Nanachan

Posted in Places by tokyobling on May 11, 2011

If you’re new in Nagoya there’s one person you just have to go visit as soon as you get off the shinkansen: Nanachan! Nanachan is as close to a cultural/commercial landmark as you can possibly get here in Nagoya, a 6.1m tall mannequin doll permanently posted outside the famous Meitetsu Department store. Despite her name she is no babe anymore, having been standing tall since 1973. With an impressive 207cm bust size she is usually clothed in whatever is seasonably reasonable, with everything from baseball uniforms of the local team to the latest in bikinis.

Her name, Nana, comes from the fact that she used to be posted outside the old building “seven” of the department store, seven in Japanese is “nana”. Naturally, quite a few people pose for photos beneath Nanachan, imitating her style if not her figure, as best as they can.


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  1. Chorwin said, on May 11, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Wow, the model is BIG!!


    • tokyobling said, on May 11, 2011 at 1:36 am

      Yep! And I love the way the clothes are made to match! (^-^)


  2. Hello Sandwich said, on May 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Your blog is great! Thank you for sharing! And those Shinjuk Gyoen close ups..amazeballs!


    • tokyobling said, on May 12, 2011 at 1:31 am

      Thank you Hello Sandwich! Not nearly as great as yours! Glad you like the close ups… I need to spend more time doing that. I don’t often have the energy to lug that lens around though. (^-^) Hope to see you back here soon!


  3. Timi said, on May 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Hehe, I love the idea, though I miss the shoes and the hair:DMaybe I want too much?


    • tokyobling said, on May 12, 2011 at 1:30 am

      Haha… yes, I think you do! (^-^)


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