Thanks to Super Awesome Happy Fun Time with Sean and Alice for the tip-off!
Japan is famous for its cute mascots, which represent everything from blood banks to local attractions. The NTT Town Page (タウンページ協賛) is currently running a contest in which you can vote for your favorite town mascot in the Yuru Character Grand Prix 2011.
Ishikawa has six entries:
Voting is available until 26 November. If you click the big orange button on your preferred mascot’s page, it will open your email client and make that mascot’s number the subject line. Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of your favorite mascot as the subject line (e.g. 66). You can vote once a day.
Leah Zoller is a former CIR (2009-11) and now works for The Art of Japan: Kanazawa/Discover Kanazawa. She voted for Wakutama-kun.