Farmer’s humanlike vegetables grow big on Twitter

A farmer in Japan has obtained his own sliver of Internet stardom by posting a series of photos of vegetables that look like they’re on the run.

 

Kris Holt

Culture

Published Dec 7, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 5:56 am CDT

A farmer in Japan has obtained his own sliver of Internet stardom by posting a series of photos of vegetables that look like they’re on the run.

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Daikon, a type of radish, regularly grows with roots that look like they could be limbs. Rather than chopping them up, a farmer known only as @Konsai_umemama took some of the more interestingly shaped vegetables and created fun photo essays with them.

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Some photos are surprisingly sad, but most are silly, with the farmer positioning some daikon so they’re hanging like super-chill bros.

This set is, like, the most heartbreaking interrogation ever.

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One series Japan Crush shared, titled “Escaping Daikon,” features our lovable radish hero running away on “foot.” Other series include one called “Sexy Legs Daikon.”

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This week, the farmer, who has nearly 4,500 followers, tried to cash in on his fame by selling Escaping Daikon calendars. Better start rooting through your wallets.

Photos by @konsai_umemama/Twitter

 

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*First Published: Dec 7, 2012, 4:50 pm CST