All-Japan Astronomy Character Symposium

More than ten cartoon-characters from planetariums and science museums in Japan, like the superhero – Shigosenger Red and Blue – and the villain – Dr. Black Star – from Akashi Municipal Planetarium gathered. Kiku Hachizo delegated JAXA.


The characters jointly issued a statement declaring that they will do their bests toward popularization of astronomy (parody of the famous poem by Kenji Miyazawa).

not losing to the sweat
not losing to the wind
not losing to the snow or to the heat of the summer
with a strong body

unfettered by desire
never losing temper
cultivating a quiet joy

one bottle of water to drink
and some shade to rest
are all that we want

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by Arthur and remora

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