Whereas big supermarkets in larger towns such as Tokyo and what else who are “serious” about their products and their displays, local shops do not hesitate to show and sell the tricks of nature!
Actually, and this very seriously, people living in rural Japan are in fact quite happy to discover such natural wonders as they are considered as symbols of fertility (just look around in Japanese countryside, and you are bound to discover all kinds of seriously venerated tricks of nature!).
This particular daikon was displayed by (Farmers Market) Japan Bazaar in Shimada City!
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2 thoughts on “Food Humor: Pervert Daikon or Three-legged Wonder?”
That daikon is completely awesome. Let’s not forget the endless Tanuki “Mr. Big Balls of Thunder” encountered everywhere on the streets. Japan, the fertility custom is probably the oldest spiritual connection there is…long before shinto organized itself. I’ve encountered a few dimly lit museums in the countryside dedicated to such things and it is clearly something the country farmers took very seriously, even while giving it a humorous, ribald twist. Gotta love it.
I’m with you there!