Relax with pigs!?

I just had my birthday about a week ago. For my birthday, I got wonderful gifts. It’s always great to have friends and family who think of you. Of many gifts I got, I found that pigs are popular in the relaxation goods in these days. As the picture indicates, I got a few relaxation bath goods. Of four kinds, two of them are characters of pigs. Are pigs becoming popular???

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With yummy smelling Brazilian soap and bath-salts from various well-known Onsen (hot spring) of Hokkaido, I got two pigs! One is a pig body sponge and another is a big ashitsubo (foot therapeutic point) massager. My friend who got two of these gifts in the picture told me that when she went looking for gifts for my birthday and other friends, she somehow found herself picking up pig-character goods quite often.

Is this the time to relax with pigs??

3 Comments so far

  1. stuz (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 1:34 am

    not to destroy your world but isn’t 2007 the year of the pig? would make a bit sense then.. ;)


  2. nightsea_ageha (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 11:49 am

    Yeah, I totally forgot this year`s Eto !!
    Though wild-pigs and pigs are quite different in Japan…. but I guess the market is using the same !?

    No idea, but the pigs that I am talking about are pigs that we eat as pork… and Japanese love making characters, so I guess if they think of the Eto, they would characterize wild pigs….

    Don`t u think?

    Whatever it is, I think pigs are cute^^
    Japanese love cute/kawaii things!!


  3. stuz (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

    Hehe man!, I must say you bring up some cool questions about the Japanese life style, but regading the issue 猪 vs 豚 who knows.. you’re probby right.. happy bday by the way



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