May 4, 2012 - Thank you to everyone who has been visiting. I plan to update weekly now so be sure to check back every Monday for a new crazy cute character! Requests are very welcome and so far Mamegoma, Rilakkuma, and Nyan Nyan Nyanko have been requested and are in the process.... please be patient as there is a lot of information about them! Please keep spreading the word about the cuteness of San-X!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


The elusive umeboshi can be quite a surprise if you've never eaten one before. The taste is very, very strong and so salty. They are often in onigiri (rice balls). Japanese people love umeboshi and think it's funny that foreigners can't handle them. Anyone familiar with the anime, Fruits Basket, will know about umeboshi from the story that Honda Tohru is special and has a figurative umeboshi in her onigiri (but you can't see it since it's inside). Anyway, this character claims he is not so salty (only 7% salt to be exact) so maybe he doesn't taste too crazy! He also sometimes wears a seaweed scarf, so cute!

Japanese Name: うめぼっちゃん
Literal Translation: Little Umeboshi1
Released: ?

With a restrained amount of salt, he has a mild flavor!1



Translation Notes
  1. Umeboshi (梅干; literally "dried ume") are pickled ume fruits common in Japan. Umeboshi are a popular kind of tsukemono (pickles) and are extremely sour and salty. They are usually served as side dishes for rice or stuffed inside of onigiri (rice balls). Wikipedia: Umeboshi

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