In an area where people mustn’t get out much, residents of Susami, Wakayama Prefecture, are currently going wild about an unusually shaped daikon (Japanese radish).
Found in the garden of 74-year-old Keiko Tanaka, this mildly interesting member of the mustard family is being likened in appearance to a woman crossing her legs. In fact, so uncanny is this resemblance, that locals have gone as far as naming the daikon ‘Monroe’; presumably after the famous movie icon and rumoured radish lover.
However whilst currently on display, the demure daikon’s time is almost up; as after eyeing up its luscious ‘legs’, Tanaka-san drooled to reporters, “I’m hoping that it will taste better than regular ones”. A comment that will surely dismay the entertainment starved residents of Susami.