The Japanese love narcissistic products just as much as we do in the west, but they put their own unique spin on it... like Yosimiya's custom rice bags for babies! Hey, it's never too soon to start!
Instead of a standard bag of rice, with maybe some text or basic logo on it, people can now get their grain sacks printed with an image of their newborn. What wonderful way to announce the arrival of your baby!
"Japanese Yosimiya is selling bags of rice printed with a newborn's photo, name and date of birth," TrendWatching explains. "The bags are shaped to resemble a swaddled baby. But the key feature is that the bags contain the baby's exact weight in rice. Holding the bag will therefore feel like holding the baby. The personalized, made-to-order 'dakigokochi' are priced from JPY 3500 (USD 32 / EUR 22)."
For my little ones, I still prefer these movie posters....
Personalized Yosimiya Sacks
Bianca — April 3, 2008 — Life-Stages