KFC’s Colonel Sanders is becoming a samurai in Japan this week

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


A Kentucky twist on a Japanese tradition.

Though the company itself still calls him Colonel Sanders, in Japan the KFC founder/mascot is more commonly known as “Kentucky no Oji-san,” which translates loosely to “Uncle Kentucky” or “Old Man Kentucky.” Sure, it’s a friendly-enough sounding moniker, but you have to admit that it also doesn’t command the same sort of respect as “Colonel” does.

But later this week Colonel Sanders will be reclaiming the rugged gallantry that his rank suggests, as he dons suits of samurai armor at KFC branches in Japan.

The appearance of the Samurai Colonel

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