Hayabusa's return in Japan's pop culture Hayabusa's return in Japan's pop culture Top left: a cosplayer dressed as Hayabusa appears at the ISAS museum on the night of Hayabusa's return. (Images from here and here.) Middle left: two views of a TV hostess dressed as Hayabusa and holding a model of Itokawa (from here). Bottom left: a cartoon depicting the battered Hayabusa on her way back to Earth with a sample. Right: two pages from a comic book personifying the battered Hayabusa's release of her sample return capsule (from here).