The Many Faces of ぐんまちゃん — Tsumagoi

This week’s installment in The Many Faces of Gunma-chan reminds me of a Rorschach test. Though there is an actual interpretation and meaning behind this visual salad of an image, I think that the possibilities are potentially endless!

Personally, it appears to me that Gunma-chan is vomiting his internal organs onto a field of cabbages. Like cows with their many stomachs, ponies apparently have many hearts, and poor Gunma-chan is expelling his all over the unsuspecting foliage. かわいそうね!

What do you think Gunma-chan is up to in Tsumagoi? I’ll post the actual meaning tomorrow! Below the cut!Gunma-chan is participating the the local Tsumagoi tradition, whereby one declares one’s love for one’s wife loudly in the middle of a field of cabbages. Apparently it’s the thing to do in Tsumagoi!

(Seriously. I’m not making this up.)


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8 Responses to The Many Faces of ぐんまちゃん — Tsumagoi

  1. Blue Shoe says:

    He appears to be proclaiming his love to something from the middle of the cabbage field. Wish I could figure out that one kanji.

  2. Gunma-chan has seasonal allergies in the middle of the cabbage field, and of course when magical ponies sneeze they sneeze out cute little hearts!

  3. Richard says:

    He’s shouting his love to his wife from the middle of a cabbage field. (Later he’s going to bring a bouquet of cabbage leaves to his wife as this is considered romantic in Gunma, apparently).

  4. Richard says:

    ばれた!ごめんね。Not sure what I would have made of it if I’d just had the picture, though the name of the village is also a bit of a clue.

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