This character name is `matsubokkuri-chan'. The reason why We named the character `matsubokkuri-chan' was because Rikuzentakata had a beautiful scenic pine forest before the tsunami. But now there is no forest anymore.
But one woman had stocked many pine cones and she donated them to a plant nursery so a new pine forest could be established. So this story inspired our design for this project - a baby pine cone (matsu - bokkuri - chan).