A famous Japanese cartoon character by San-X that is featured on stationary, cutlery, etc à la Hello Kitty. Also known as Lazy Panda or Papa Panda, this guy's a fat panda that just lays, flops, or rolls around. Very cute.

Here's an ascii version of Tare Panda by me:
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