Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Cutest Radish In The World

My friend Lance has been living and working in Japan for several years. He is currently vacationing in North America. He asked me if I wanted anything from there. I had previously admired a keychain of his of a goofy cartoon character with the barest trace of a mustache, which he had bought on a previous stay in Japan.

I said I would like something similarly cheap, cute and small.

Well, he delivered. Say hello to Aokubi Daikon, the cutest radish in the world!

Lance said Aokubi Daikon (a daikon is a type of giant white radish) is the equivalent of Hello Kitty -- basically a character to slap on a variety of merchandise. The item pictured above is a cellphone accessory.

Lance says that at this point in time Aokubi Daikon has not really caught on with the public in the way Hello Kitty has. Lance has only seen tough Japanese high school girls sporting the character.

Learn more about Aokubi Daikon at the toy manufacturer's website! And let me know what you learn -- I still can't figure exactly what the hell is going on.

And yes, I have a Aokubi Daikon video for you. Enjoy!


Unknown said...

That is some radish and I tagged you.

Dale said...

If he could just stop the huffin and the shillin.

Tenacious S said...

I had daikon in my salad at dinner tonight. It was delicious.

Distributorcap said...

i am waiting for the gorgeous turnip

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You too can now be a tough Japanese high school girl! Lucky!

dguzman said...

"tough japanese high school girls" dig the cute radish? Interesting.