Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Japanese Portable Banana Keeper

Submitted by Allee Willis July 26th, 2010

I’m not sure which kitsch factor I enjoy most about this made in Japan Portable Banana Keeper, the fact that it’s pierced with hearts because it loves bananas so much,…


…or that you can wear it as a necklace,…


…or that the little latches that keep your banana secure are so hard to pop open it will only last for two or three reloadings,…


…or that my cat loves it…


…or that there’s a special one for green bananas…,


…so special, in fact, that it’s called a Banana Case…


…as opposed to its yellow big brother,…


…The Banana Keeper,…


…and is scientifically designed with tiny holes instead of large hearts…


…to ripen your fruit quicker despite the fact that few people I know would walk around with their banana around their neck for days while they waited for it to ripen.

Or maybe it’s simply the fact that all bananas aren’t created equal and some don’t fit into their new home.


Whatever the case may be, I love plastic convenience products from Japan. And I don’t really care if the Banana Keeper/ Banana Case works or lasts at all as long as it continues to make my cat happy.



Thank you, aKitschionado Margaret Lewis, for your generous contribution of one Banana Case and two Banana Keepers to The Allee Willis Museum Of Kitsch at!

3 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Japanese Portable Banana Keeper”

  1. Lisa Rios

    Bravo! I love bananas and I love those cases from Japan. I also think the yellow banana on the fuchsia rug/textile with the gray kitty is stunning.