Japanese have small stuff
Japanese are well known around the world as masters of miniature. And for a small island country of relatively short statured people, limited space and an obsession with things that are 可愛い (kawaii = cute) this should come as little surprise (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).
However, somewhere in logical order of things there is a line of miniaturization for certain things which need not be crossed… that is, except by the Japanese.
On a quick trip to the supermarket last night I picked up four examples of miniaturization gone wild, but I’m sure there are plenty more lurking all over this country.
1. 135ml (4.5oz) Asahi beer = 100 yen
Here, let me help you put that in perspective…
I guess this is one option for staying within the legal limit…
2. Mini-Mayonnaise = 67 yen
And again, in perspective…
Share it with a friend to save even more calories.
3. Mini Instant Noodles = 95 yen
Happens to be just about as big as my coffee cup…
For these noodles, the “instant” refers to the time required for eating.
4. Potato Chips = 78 yen
Mmmm… don’t those look yummy?
Too bad you have to eat at least 3 at a time to get the sensation of having something in your mouth.
I’ll try to find some more mini things.
PS. Anyone remember Zoolander’s mobile phone? Mark my words, the Japanese will build it. It’s just a matter of time…