In Japan, you never know what you will see next. I know that I have used this sentence before, but that is because it perfectly describes life in Japan. In fact, if I had to summarize my year in Japan in one sentence, it would be just that: “you never know what you’ll see next”.
One Saturday afternoon in June, it was this funny guy in the supermarket. I am not even sure how I am supposed to call him (or her, or it?). I think I’ll go with ‘walking sausage’ at the moment. Feel free to submit ideas for a better name in the comments section. I also have no idea why there was a walking sausage in the supermarket. I imagine it is promoting some kind of product, but I have no clue which one.
At first I tried taking a sneaky photograph (without the sausage noticing that I was taking a photograph). But apparently its vision in that suit is better than one would think: it spotted me and started interacting with me. Thinking about it now, I am still not quite sure how it managed to interact with me without the use of limbs, facial expressions or words. But somehow it did! It was even willing to pose for photographs!
Discover the identity of the walking sausage in the next post, ‘Mystery sausage identified’.