We’ve had a few posts on trains in Japan recently, and to even things up I was going to highlight some buses.
I came across a post by kimonobox showing some cute Japanese buses and thought instead of featuring the outside of the bus, I would take a look at some bus guide uniforms.
The figures are created by TOMYTEC and stand about 10 centimeters tall. For about Yen 500 each they are easy to buy, but the quality is not at the top end of the range.
This series is volume 2 which was released in September 2008. Recently, volume 3 figures have been released in June 2009 to tie-up with the 60th anniversary of Hato Bus guides.
There are six types of bus musume in total, in volume 2.
Here is the bus guide from Okinawa Bus Company, Izumi Mashiki. The name comes from Mashiki, the Mashiki parking area, and Izumi, from the Naha Bus terminal.
The figures come with cards describing the character
Have you been on any buses in Japan with guides?