Monokuro BooMy buddy Lisa and I headed down to Little Tokyo on Saturday to eat and shop. At the very first store, I was accosted by two new characters, similar to Hello Kitty, that really struck my fancy: Monokuro Boo, a black pig and a white pig whose motto is “Simple is Best!”

According to Wikipedia, “Monokuro Boo” translates into something like “Monochromatic Oink,” which I find just as cute and charming as they intended. There is something about the rounded square shapes of the pigs that I absolutely love, and which I find evokes the power of the yin-yang symbol.

Oink! I bought a white piggy bank (I’ve been looking for a piggy bank for ages!) and every time I see it on the counter, it makes me smile. Oink! Monokuro Boo is a creation of San-X. If you do a search on “monokuro boo,” you’ll find everything from slippers to soap dishes to cell phone straps.

While in Little Tokyo, I also managed to score some of this fabulous sweet soy sauce I use for soba noodles, a few cans of Calpico, and a variety of Pocky. Excellent day!

PS. Don’t forget that it’s the Year of the Pig, and that pigs are extra-special lucky!


k'yah lee 10 years ago .

i love pigi&pogi!

seen 10 years ago .

I love monokuboo

yiia 10 years ago .

i lOve yOur piC

haha 10 years ago .

i love this picture

Donut 10 years ago .

My freind LOVE Monokoroboo

Lidiuz… 10 years ago .

why do they not exist in Italy???cry…

sofi 10 years ago .

i love monokuroboo

lyea 10 years ago .

I love your picture,,,

Monokuro Boo is So Sweet….

Anonymous 10 years ago .

i have the giant black one i named it miko :)

JAVIERA 9 years ago .

son lo maximo mis monokuros

mélissandre 9 years ago .

je kiff cette marque ^^

mackytha!! 8 years ago .

se epeculae a todos eeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

catherine 8 years ago .

. ..YaH! i reAlly MonoKuro boo . they are siMpLy so cute . . How i wish I will Have one . .

hbhyghj 8 years ago .

i love monokuro boo and it's so cute

malu 7 years ago .

I love monokuro booo

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