A forthcoming World Expo, which will be held in Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
The logo, nicknamed inochi-no-kagayaki and created by graphic designer Shimada Tamotsu, has become a talking point on Japanese Twitter due to its mascot-like, albeit eldritch, design. This contrasts the other top five entries which were more abstract and stereotypical of a logo. This has spawned parodies interpreting the logo in a variety of ways, ranging from cute mascot to clothing motif to horrifying monster.
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