Berobero no Kamisama – Kochi, Japan - Atlas Obscura

Berobero no Kamisama

Kochi, Japan

This extremely naked God of Drunkards welcomes visitors to Kochi Station. 

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Kochi Prefecture is known for its sake. Once a year, during the Tosa no Okyaku Festival, 18 sake brewers from across the prefecture bring seemingly endless bottles to Kochi City, so young and old can toast to the joys of the drink. 

Watching over the event is Berobero no Kamisama, the God of Drunkards. This extraordinary naked god, who is clearly three sheets to the wind, is a beloved mascot for sake fans in Kochi. Throughout the festivities, people pay their respects to the bright pink statue placed in Kochi’s Central Park.

However, this one-of-a-kind mascot to the joys of drinking takes his hosting duties very seriously. He can be found year-round inside Kochi Station, where he greets visitors in all his fleshy pink, swirly-eyed glory.

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The statue is located right beside a bakery/coffee shop, directly across from the ticket gates.

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