Japan is kind of famous for doing things in a very small, precise, detail-oriented way: bansai trees, little-ass gundams, purikura, laquer wood products, and crazy-fine textiles.
What about normal foods, but sold in tiny amounts?
Like, so small that that amount is only found in Japan?
Not only is it individually wrapped, but the wrap is 4-color silkscreened, AND they’ll put it in 2 more plastic bags when you get to the register.
The One Ear of Corn, also 4-color packaging, AND shrink-wrapped.
And for dessert?
The One donut.
And the One Egg. Individually wrapped, 4-color package, structurally reinforced, AND double-sided printing (check the back side)
But the best is to come:
The One Slice of Ham.
Think I’m fucking around?
That’s right, kids. One ham.
This next one is kind of different, just to break the monotony OF HAVING YOUR MIND BLOWN:
Of 50 proof whiskey!
With a demon on the front!!!
Aint no Capri, son.
Onward with the small sizes: below, the One Madelline:
And the One lime:
Not only individually wrapped, but it has a little ribbon! And it’s a miniature size! Note how the ubiquitous UPC symbol partially obscures the logo . . . the recycling logo! Like, "Hey! We make totally not-neccessary shit out of plastic, but we recycle it! Into OTHER totally not-neccessary shit!"
Above, mini fanta. Not for kids. For adults. And it’s not carbonated. "What’s the point of uncarbonated Fanta?" you ask? It’s fucking JELLO is why. Jello in a can you suck out the top-hole, I answer. Also, Fanta started as a company jointly owned by Coca-cola and the Nazi party. So all you Jews with stock in Coke, dump that shit.
Above, the one pancake.
Below, the One Slice Of (2-day old) Waffle.
Below, from the Poor People’s Store: easily the most pathetic thing on this whole list. . .
The One Plum, in its own little box.
Below. . .
one dollar’s worth of slaw.
OK, one last one for the road:
The One "Vanilla Beans."
There’s a zen koan for your ass. You’re welcome.86 comments