Wacky mascots need to travel too.
The Mysterious Fish, mascot of Japanese baseball team, the Chiba Lotte Marines, landed at the Honolulu Airport over the weekend. Thankfully, it was not hounded by the paparazzi and was able to procure its body from the baggage claim and slip right back inside of it.
It must have been too big for a carry on.
That’s right. This particular mascot is known for having an inner skeleton costume, in addition to the outer costume. The fish component serves as the outer part, while the inner skeleton can jump in and out of it.
It’s equal parts Japanese cuteness and punk rock.
So naturally, when traveling, The Mysterious Fish checks in its body. The skeleton, apparently, is the component of The Mysterious Fish that rides as a passenger. After the flight, the skeleton and body are at last reunited.
It’s only practical. If the entirety of The Mysterious Fish were to fly aboard the plane, it would probably need two tickets. By checking its body, The Mysterious Fish demonstrates its great handle on travel budgeting. Truly, an icon to look up to.