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the fighting daikon
February 3, 2006 1:28 PM   Subscribe

Would somebody please think of the radish? Well, the Japanese certainly do. (More news stories in Japanese.)
posted by of strange foe (16 comments total)

 
P.S., the daikon raddish's name is ど根性大根.
posted by of strange foe at 1:33 PM on February 3, 2006


When your societies traditions believe that the raddish has a soul, this turn of events becomes easier to see as not-so-strange.
posted by mystyk at 1:33 PM on February 3, 2006


You mean like this dude?
posted by Gamblor at 1:47 PM on February 3, 2006


Who are you calling daikon, mushroom?
posted by loquacious at 2:11 PM on February 3, 2006


Don't forget daikon carving.
posted by Kickstart70 at 2:14 PM on February 3, 2006


Gamblor, that Miyazaki daikon guy reminds me of this carrot.
posted by rxrfrx at 2:21 PM on February 3, 2006


Sometimes a carrot is just a carrot. But not this time.
posted by loquacious at 2:24 PM on February 3, 2006


After reading this out loud to my girlfriend, who is from Tokyo, she said "You just don't understand. It's a little town!"
posted by zaelic at 2:24 PM on February 3, 2006


Wow, it is like Japan's Cy.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:27 PM on February 3, 2006


Would somebody please think of the raddish?

The raddish what? And what makes them merely raddish rather than merely rad?
posted by kindall at 2:34 PM on February 3, 2006


radish, for crying out loud it's r a d i s h. uncross your eyes people.
posted by quonsar at 8:30 PM on February 3, 2006


I would if you'd just put your pants back on.
posted by loquacious at 9:15 PM on February 3, 2006


Like we can talk. In America, huge crowds gather to watch a groundhog climb out of a hole.
posted by SPrintF at 9:22 PM on February 3, 2006


Impressed by its perseverance, they named it Dokonjo Daikon, or the radish with fighting spirit

I really must move to Japan.
posted by MetaMonkey at 9:38 PM on February 3, 2006


[typo fixed, carry on]
posted by jessamyn at 8:12 AM on February 4, 2006


I'd rather have a radish as a symbol of perservering against odds than Dave Chapelle.
posted by QIbHom at 11:17 AM on February 4, 2006


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