August 15, 2011

Fatty Had a Party

My friend's teddy bear, a seemingly nondescript thing won through the claw crane machine at a game arcade.

But check out its name: Fatty Sweetie Puff (Triple Big). Good Lord.

Take a look at its ribbon, decorated with proclamations of "love doughnut", "love ice [cream]", "love chocolate".

Fatty also has a genuine "I love sweets" tattoo. Not even an animate thing and I'm already concerned. Japan never seems to concern itself with the messages it it sending out to the world -- even less so when those messages are in English and therefore inscrutable for most of the public.

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