Friday, October 23, 2009

Uribo Mystery Solved!

Yesterday I posted an entry about a Mitsui commercial and wondered what a uribo is. (Or should it be an uribo?) Anyway, my friend Tammy found a blog post that described how a Japanese watermelon, called uri, favored a young wild boar.

Japanese melon - uri (瓜)

Wild boar - inoshishi (猪), nicknamed uribo (ウリボー)

Here's the "I am a Uribo" commercial for Mistui Visa Card again for good measure:


Tammy H. said...

That commercial is SO cute!

shrinecastle said...

I know! I just love it. I can't tell you how many times I've watched it in the last week.