April’s Japan Crate Photo Contest~!

April Japan Crate Photo Contest:
Otter Out Of Water

This month’s crate includes a fun little otter bonus. He’s excited otter plushto go on new adventures, and we’d love to see where he’s going! Bring your otter with you somewhere that represents you or your town and snap a picture. Share your picture on Facebook, Instagram, or twitter using hashtags #otteroutofwater and #japancrate to enter!

1 winner will be picked by our panel of judges based on originality & creativity, and 5 more winners will be chosen at random for smaller prizes.

Who is Kawauso no Kotsume-Chan?

Kawauso actually means “otter” in Japanese, and AMUSE has rounded up some of the cutest ones we’ve seen! Kotsume-chan is the star of the show, as you can see here. He’s very good at fishing! His girlfriend, Kawa-tan, can be seen sporting a cute pink handkerchief, and Uso, their bestfriend, loves to be a joker! These three are the best of otter friends!

How To Enter: Share your Kotsume-Chan Otter Photo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using hashtags #otteroutofwater and #japancrate

1st Prize: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 + Fim Pack, Large Kawauso no Kotsume-cuan Plush, grab bag of 30 Japanese candies
5 Random Winners: Large Kawauso no Kotsume-chan Plush

Submission deadline: April 30th, 2016
Winners announced the first week of May


  1. I would like to enter but choose to live social networking free. How would I be able to submit an entry?

  2. May we enter more than one photo in the contest? Does it matter if we are holding our otter up or if they are sitting solo?? Today was my bday and I took him around with me & want to win!

  3. Soooo excited!!!!!!!!! I posted my pics on Facebook last night (the 28th and the 29th before midnight central USA time with the correct hashtags!!! Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!