"Street Fighter" boss turns tourism ambassador
World warrior Sagat may seem like an unlikely choice for a tourism ambassador -- but when it's for Saga Prefecture, you can kind of see why. Governor Yoshinori Yamaguchi appears on a new website created to bring attention to Sagat Prefecture and their Balloon Museum.
The "Sagat Shop" kicks off next month in Sagat's Balloon Museum, offering limited-edition Street Fighter-themed goods for sale. There are several varieties of sake and tea, snacks, stickers, and more, all themed around characters from the games.
Ryu and Ken sake blends:
E. Honda rice:
Chun Li and Dhalsim tea blends:
"Black Mont Blanka" ice cream bar:
Zangief's "Mohi-kan" Yokan:
Guile's "Somersault Cider":
Saga Prefecture nori snacks:
Sagat Shouten banner:
Collaboration Stickers and Clear File:
Some of the items were sold previously at Tokyo Ginza; their arrival at the Sagat Shop next month marks the last time they will be available for sale.
The Sagat Shop will be open at the Saga Balloon Museum from February 13 to March 31.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest stories can be found in Whoblique Strategies.