Momoka Harumi (春美 百華) is the winning name for our new character, submitted and chosen by our fans in last week’s poll. (Congratulations to Marc, who submitted the winning name!) As with many Japanese characters, her name has a special meaning. Momoka is written with the characters 百, meaning one hundred, and 華, meaning flower (and especially cherry blossoms). Her last name, Harumi, is written with the characters 春, meaning spring, and 美, meaning beauty. Momoka will now serve as the spokesperson and mascot character for the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival.
Stay tuned to the Festival website for more information about our new friend, including her detailed profile and her story.