Domo-kun first appeared in short stop-motion sketches on December 22, 1998 to mark the 10th anniversary of NHK’s satellite broadcasting. The name “Domo” was acquired during the second episode of his show, in which a TV announcer said “dōmo, konnichiwa” (どうも、こんにちは?), which is a greeting that can be translated as “Well, hello there!”, but which can also be interpreted as “Hello, Domo”, and thus is a convenient pun (dajare).
Domo’s Personal History According to his mythology, Domo was hatched from an egg and lives underground with a rabbit, Usajii. He loves watching television and is known for passing gas when he gets nervous. He also has a fear of apples, since his ancestors became extinct after eating them. He doesn’t speak, he only communicates via low noises that sound like his name.
A handmade / hand crafted doll made from a single flax rope. Each doll is hand decorated and adorned with recovered textiles; as well as other detailing such as beads, buttons, and metal ornaments. Each doll has a chain to enable the doll to be used as a keychain, a mobile phone strap, added to jewellery, or similar use like a bag accessory. Can also be used as a X-Mas tree accessory. As the dolls are handmade, each doll is unique and may differ slightly in size or shade of colour. Approximate size is 2.5-3 inches.