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Hoo-hoo

Hoo-hoo

The Hoo-hoo (pronounced HO-oh) is a Japanese firebird, a type of phoenix.

  • The Hoo-hoo is the Quidditch team mascot of the Japanese National Team (QWC).
  • Following their 3rd place playoff win at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, the Japanese team gave a Hoo-hoo chick to their opponents, the team representing the United States  (QWC).

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Etymology

Fenghuang, the Chinese word for phoenix, is pronounced "hō-ō" in Japanese (Wikipedia).

Notes

There is also a phoenix-like character in the Pokemon anime game universe called a "Ho-Oh" (Pokemon Wikia).

From the Web

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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