The Cui-daore (くいだおれ), an iconic restaurant in Osaka’s Dotonbori eating district, is closing down in July after 60 years in business.
Operating since 1949, the restaurant will be closing down on July 8 because of its aging building and facilities and limitations of its family-run business. [Asahi]
The restaurant’s famous mascot, the Cui-daore Taro, is however likely to continue its legacy though. The restaurant is flooded with hundreds of offers to buy and rent its mascot after the closure announcement was made last week.
Also known as Kuidaore Ningyo, the drum beating mechanical doll dressed in a striped clown suit is considered by many as the most popular landmark in Osaka.