Today I found a lady who was wearing a cute mascot at the front of her dress at Eiheiji temple.
She said it was a hand-made "Eibo-kun", the mascot of Eiheiji Town.
"Ei" is from Eiheiji and "bo" means a monk. "kun" is the word like "Mr." for boys.
And she also said that actual(?) "Eibo-kun" occasionally walks around there.
If you are lucky, you may find him when you visit Eiheiji.