Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons

Girls Girls Girls!

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(image via: News Scrap)

Have we caught this demure lass in the midst of bathing? If so, we’re not the only ones. Discovered by 68-year-old Kazuko Shimokawa as she was bringing in the radish harvest on her Ehime prefecture farm, this anthropomorphic root was donated to the City of Niihama and put on display at the city hall. “A lot of people didn’t feel like eating it because it looks like a human,” explained Shimokawa, “and besides, it’s interesting.”

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(images via: Italian Life in Japan)

Not every interesting daikon manages to escape the cookpot, though, regardless of its come-hither appeal and lasciviously long “legs”. At least the sight of a personable vegetable can cheer up the cook and add a little comedic flavor to the night’s meal.

Very Serious Eats

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(images via: Ogurayama Happy Life)

Why so serious? Maybe this daikon’s just thinking of something greatly important. He could be the Einstein of his species, interrupted in the midst of solving some fundamental problem that’s puzzled his kind from time immemorial… sorry about that! The Ogura family offers their farm produce for sale online though its doubtful any humanoid veggies will go onto the auction block… more like the family’s chopping block.

Funny You Don’t Look Radish

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(images via: Meshikue Blog)

Some folks aren’t at all fazed by the sudden appearance of anthropomorphic vegetables, they take it and run with it. All well and good, but maybe posing your new Leetle Friend relaxing on benches and whatnot is going a bit far. Then again, this is Japan so there’s really no such thing as going to far.

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(images via: Meshikue Blog)

Maybe we spoke too soon… cute or not, any humanoid daikon’s living on borrowed time and when that time is dinner time, all bets are off. So long, humanoid daikon, slice to meet ya.

Loving Couples

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(images via: Exera, Canpan and Igtotoblog)

It’s amazing how subtle differences in the apparently random process of vegetable root bifurcation can result in startlingly male and female human vegetable analogs. Makes you wonder just how much can be attributed to pareidolia and how much to a higher – or maybe lower, as in underground – power.

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(image via: News Scrap/Asahi.com)

Finding one pair of opposite-gender daikons is odd enough; finding them again at some other time and place? Inconceivable!

Make Love Not Soup?

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(images via: Kochi News, Bokete and JA-Uonuma)

Maybe those interested in boosting their libidos should give the poor tigers and rhinos a break and chow down on certain daikons instead. We can always grow more daikons… tigers and rhinos, not so much.

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(images via: Sumire, Merry5656 and JA-Uonuma)

Is the term “vegetable p0rn” appropriate, or even acceptable when it comes to the humble white radish? Do these scandalously uninhibited vegetables have a hidden agenda, or are they innocent as the new-fallen snow? If it’s the latter, and we think it is, then any untoward impressions must solely be in the mind of the beholder.

Chair Root

Ravishing Radishes: Japan’s Weird Humanoid Daikons(image via: Master Arakan’s Soliloquy)

Whether you’re digging or being dug, life in Japan’s farm fields is hot, backbreaking business but when the day’s done and the crops are in, it’s time to kick back and relax. Er, we meant the farmers, not the farmed but when you’re a humanoid radish being bullish is better than being a garnish.

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