Do you know Moomin?
Japanese have a love for storybook characters. You can see it by the way they hold books such as The Little Prince and Anne of Green Gables in high esteem.
They also like Moomin too, a character from Finland. If you go to Canal City in Hakata, there is a Moomin Cafe on the first floor. I think it`s so cute because you can sit with a giant stuffed Moomin while you eat 😀