Geomaru & Nuna Room

Itoigawa Geopark's Mascot Characters

Character Introductions


Geomaru was designed with a theme of the Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line and jade. His round figure represents the Earth, and his two colors represent the different geology found on either side of the ISTL fault. He has jade magatama beads on his head and back. He comes from Itoigawa’s distant past. Adorably cute, although a bit unusual, he knows more about the Itoigawa Global Geopark than anybody.


Nuna is based on the legendary goddess and Princess of Itoigawa, Nunakawa. She is a friendly, caring, and wise princess, with a great love for Itoigawa, the Jade Kingdom, and her subjects who live there. We hear she has recently fallen in love with Okuninushi-no-Mikoto, from Izumo Province.


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Geomaru and Nuna papercraft kits are available for download here! Just download the free PDF files here, print them out, and follow the instructions to make your very own Geomaru or Nuna!

※For best results, use thick paper (120gsm or 32 lb bond)

Click below to download PDF filespdf
Geomaru(775KB) Nuna(981KB)

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Clay Figurine Painting

Try painting your very own Geomaru or Nuna figurine. You can paint them authentically, or create your very own unique Geomaru or Nuna!

Figurine Painting is available at Gyokusui Gardens & Tanimura Museum of Art and the Chojagahara Archaeological Museum. Only 700 yen per figurine.

Clay Figurine Painting

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Geopark Logo and Character Use Guidelines

In commemoration of its certification as a Global Geopark, the Itoigawa Geopark has begun promoting the use of its logo and mascot characters for the purpose of increasing brand awareness.

If you would like to help spread awareness of the Itoigawa Global Geopark, please feel free to use our logo or our mascot character’s images.

However, please be advised that all copyrights remain reserved by the Itoigawa Geopark Council.

■Basic Guidelines for Use

Non-commercial use Free to Use
Commercial use Application Required

For use in the design or production of product packaging or advertising material (including, but not limited to, signs, fliers, websites, or car stickers), we require that you apply for consent in writing.
◆Consent for use in commercial applications is limited to 1 year, yearly reapplication is required for continued use
◆After receiving consent, please provide samples of the completed product or material as quickly as it is completed. If the product or material cannot be provided easily, provide detailed pictures.
◆If you later change the product or design of the materials, you must apply for updated consent.
(Please contact the Itoigawa Geopark Promotion Office about any changes)

【The following usage is not permitted】
  • Vertically or horizontally stretched or similarly altered images; altered shapes of logos or figures.
  • Removing or intentionally obscuring a part of the mascot character (e.g., removing or replacing Nuna’s magatama)
  • Printing or displaying the characters or logos in any colors other than those designated by the Itoigawa Geopark.
  • Use or display of only a part of the character or logo (e.g., using the face only)
  • For three dimensional representations, uses which do not accurately depict the shape and expression of the mascot characters.
※Usage which falls under the above restrictions will be subject to cease and desist orders and may result in the loss of usage consent.

■Usage Fee

For the purpose of spreading awareness of the Itoigawa Global Geopark, there is currently no fee for the use of mascot or logo images, even for commercial use.

■How to Apply

Requests for the use of the Geopark logo and mascot images should be made to the Geopark Promotion Office at [email protected]