Greetings from the Artist

I am Marra Virtudes, an optimistic and friendly artist from the Philippines. You can also call me Ara.

I love art in general. But nothing excites me more than designing my own characters and bringing them to life. It makes me happy to see other people enjoy looking at my designs. That’s why when I first heard of yuru-kyara, I couldn’t help but feel so curious and fascinated. As a fan of the Japanese culture at a young age, it would be a dream come true to explore this subject and create my own mascots.

I want to find out why yuru-kyara started and how they are designed.  It would not only enhance my artistic skills, but also broaden my horizon about a new culture. Above all, it would be a huge honor to have your assistance in this research.

Here is my research paper with the timeline for your reference: <a href=”″> My paper </a>

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message.

Thank you for your time. I am looking forward to working with you!