My 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.
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!
15 thoughts on “Oink!”
i love pigi&pogi!
I love monokuboo
i lOve yOur piC
i love this picture
My freind LOVE Monokoroboo
why do they not exist in Italy???cry…
i love monokuroboo
I love your picture,,,
Monokuro Boo is So Sweet….
i have the giant black one i named it miko :)
son lo maximo mis monokuros
je kiff cette marque ^^
se epeculae a todos eeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
. ..YaH! i reAlly MonoKuro boo . they are siMpLy so cute . . How i wish I will Have one . .
i love monokuro boo and it's so cute
I love monokuro booo
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