First "Rilakkuma" Exhibition in Southeast Asia Opens

Society Culture

Bangkok, Oct. 26 (Jiji Press)--An exhibition featuring popular Japanese bear costume character "Rilakkuma" has opened in central Bangkok, the first such large-scale event in Southeast Asia.

The opening ceremony for the event, which will run through Nov. 10, was held on Friday.

Rilakkuma is popular in Thailand, and children rushed to character dolls at the exhibition.

A 10-yearold girl who took a photo with one of the dolls said, "I'm so happy to see many cute characters."

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