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The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun A drone shaped like the white dog character named Yukimaru flies over Mt. Myojin in Oji, Nara Prefecture. Yukimaru is the yurukyara mascot of Oji and based on the dog owned by Prince Shotoku (574-622), which according to legend could talk with people and read Buddhist scriptures. Four propellers carry the dog — 50 centimeters high, 70 centimeters long and four kilograms in weight — to make the character look like it is walking on air. Videos featuring the drone have been posted on YouTube. Speech

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