Polar Bear is a Gotouchi Yokai Watch product available only in Hokkido.

Etymology of the Graphic

Polar Bears (scientific name Ursus maritimus) are one of the most popular types of animals that can be seen in the Hokkaido region.



The graphic of the Coin is non-holographic. It depicts sparkly-eyed Jibanyan and a Polar Bear both waving happily while on an icy terrain.

There are two face text in this graphic: The first face text reads "Hokkaido" set on a yellow font color with a black stroke. Hokkaido is written in horizontal Kanji with Furigana at the top and is placed to the topmost of the image leaning towards the right side.

The second face text reads "Shirokuma" set on a pink font color with a black stroke. Shirokuma is written in Katakana and is arched to the lower left side of the image.

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


The mascot depicts Jibanyan a top an iceberg, waving with a Polar Bear. The polar bear appears to be coated in white pearlescent paint.

The front side of the iceberg has a white text that reads "HOKKAIDO" in Roman letters. The white font color gives the impression that the letters were etched in the surface of the iceberg.

The mascot is available for purchase as a Keyring. It can also be purchased as an earphone jack with a light blue strap and as a Netsuke with a light blue and white braid.

Other Products

Other available products that can be purchased is a light blue free pouch showing a larger view of the graphic used in the Coin and and as a pair of kids' socks with the graphics set in a white base. The kids' socks measure 18~22 cm.


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