Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Have you seen the banana man?

Shopping at the supermarket in Japan can be a very strange experience. On my first day in Sendai I stood dumbfounded in the middle of my local suupaa, completely bewildered as I wondered which carton of milk to buy out of the half dozen or so varieties on display, none of which I could satisfactorily distinguish from the other. The bread came in packs of six ultra-thick slices. There were about 50 different types of soy sauce. You could pick and pack your own fish with a pair of tongs. A single peach cost about 500 yen, or $NZ8. In short, it was weird.

Then I came across this guy: the Dole banana man.

In the video I saw, which was helpfully playing on a small screen nestled amongst the produce, and which can be found here, bananas come out of the guy's pants, to the delight of all onlookers.

1 comment:

Ross Brighton said...

That's surprisingly soothing.