Sapporo Illumination is a Gotouchi Yokai Watch product available only in Hokkaido.

Etymology of the Graphic

Sapporo Illumination, also known as Sapporo White Illumination is an annual event first held in 1981 at Sapporo's Odori Park during early winter and Christmas time. During the event, the Odori park as well as several other nearby sites are illuminated with a multitude of LED lights.



The graphic of the Coin is holographic. It depicts Jibanyan with sparkly eyes, presenting a sparkling view of Sapporo at night.

There are two face text in this graphic: The first face text is "HOKKAIDO" set on a clear white font color with a black stroke. Hokkaido is written in narrow roman letters in all caps and is arched on the topmost of the graphic.

The second face text reads "Sapporo" which is set on a clear yellow font color with a black stroke. Sapporo is written in vertical Kanji with Furigana to its right side and is aligned to the lower right side of the image in unequal vertical placement.

The font colors used in the face texts are both clear to give the impression of illumination as the holographic effect of the graphic is seen through it.

The Coin is available for purchase as a Big Coin Keyring or as a Small Coin with a light pink Strap.


The mascot figure sculpt features sparkly-eyed Jibanyan wearing a baby pink scarf and is peeking from atop of a brown framed canvas depicting a painting of a site of the Sapporo White Illumination event. The painting is a simplified version of the background seen in the Coin graphic.

The Mascot is available for purchase as an Keyring. You can also purchase it as either an Earphone Jack with a light pink strap or a Netsuke with a light pink and white braid.

Other Products

Other available products that can be purchased are a black free pouch depicting a larger view of the graphic used in the Coin and as a pair of kids' socks with the graphics set in a yellow base. The kids' socks measure 18~22 cm.


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