Update: June 10, 2013 About Shiga
Watan was created in 1999 as the mascot of Shiga’s 21st Century Celebration Project. This much loved water sprite promotes Shiga with a variety of messages. Watan is Caffy’s senior.
Caffy was created in 2007 as the mascot of the 21st Japan Sports and Recreation Festival, hosted by Shiga hosted 2008. Caffy is a native catfish of Lake Biwa and promotes sports in Shiga.