The term "tare" means "lazy" or "droopy" in Japanese. Tarepanda is a cute panda character owned by the company San-X. Tarepanda was designed by Hikaru Suemasa in 1995 and was inspired when he was being tired. Tarepanda is a character that moves by rolling over, with a record speed of 2.75 mph. Tarepanda's favorite food is mochi, especially suama.