Sushi Anyone?

Lisa Rios
Submitted by Lisa Rios October 13th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Mmmmm, mmmmm! Who doesn’t love sushi? Sushi sampler plate anyone?? “But Lisa, Sushi isn’t Kitsch. Why are you posting it here?”

Sushi Erasers are quite kitsch! Love that packaging:

I know we’ve had quite a few of the modern day Japanese products posted here. I hope we haven’t done these Sushi erasers yet. Here’s the backing card after I’ve taken my sushi out.

The URL at the bottom of the package leads me to believe that funny erasers are big business in Japan: http://www.iwakousa.com/ Lots of great erasers on that site.

The back of the packaging:

The detail on these just kill me, down to the foe wood of the serving tray.

I do adore these and was so happy to recieve a gift I knew I’d be able to share w/my friends at AWMOK.

3 Responses to “Sushi Anyone?”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Excellent documentation! And, no, no one has posted the sushi erasers yet despite the fact that through the years I’ve owned several packages of these because I think they’re so cute. I really love the tail on the salmon and the fact that the rice looks like those little Styrofoam balls that drive me so completely nuts when people pack something in them.

    In truth, I never really felt that these functioned well as erasers. They got maybe 80% of the lead off but I always had to jump to an actually eraser to do the rest of the job. And they always made me hungry.

  2. Nessa

    Nessa

    I have this set too! I got it years ago at an art museum in Columbus, OH.

    Iwako, the manufacturer, is pretty famous for their realistic and cute erasers, they’re very popular and collectible.