Friday, May 02, 2008

Hatch Me a Dog

I love the toys-with-candy sections in Japanese supermarkets, which sell various miniature collect-them-all sets - from tiny mid-century modern furniture to little plastic dinosaurs, each in its own box with a token piece of candy. Chris likes the Akira Kurosawa collection that features characters from the filmmaker's classic movies.

I went out on a limb on my last trip to Nijiya (one of the local markets) and bought a Choco Egg - kind of like a Cadbury Creme Egg, but instead of a sugary center, there is a tiny dog inside that you snap together. The one I got looked like a poodle.

Those Japanese are so clever.

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