If you are familiar with the Vocaloid named Hatsune Miku, you may know where this post is going.
If not, no worries! Vocaloids are computer-created voices that can be made to sing songs through a computer program. Recently, these Vocaloids have been extremely popular in Japan. Hatsune Miku, portrayed as a girl with blue pigtails, is the most well-known and liked Vocaloid.
While visiting my local convenience store, Family Mart, I found the Sakura Mikuman, a sweet red bean paste manju. This manju is colored pink and white, reminiscent of sakura blossoms. According to the Family Mart website, the Mikuman went on sale March 19, 2013.
Oh, and also, the manju happened to be shaped like Hatsune Miku’s head.
I felt pretty bad about biting into her head, but I really love red bean paste, so it couldn’t be helped.