Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art And Internet Celebrations

Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art, and Internet Celebrations

Today is Pocky Day! So Happy Pocky Day! The iconic snack has its own day in Japan. While hardly a national holiday by any stretch, people online have been celebrating in an array of different ways.

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November 11 is Pocky Day, because 11/11 looks like Pocky sticks, no? Japanese snack company Glico uses the day to get people to buy Pocky as well as its salted cousin Pretz. This day is actually acknowledged by the Japan Anniversary Association, but to be honest, that group has recognised unofficial holidays for pretty much every day of the year. So, yeah.

Pocky is popular with the young and old alike, but online, it's mostly students who have been having fun with Pocky, whether that's playing the "Pocky Game", which is like a game of chicken with Pocky and near kissing, making Jenga-like Pocky sculptures, creating fan art and much more. In short, people have fun.

Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art, and Internet Celebrations

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Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art, and Internet Celebrations

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Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art, and Internet Celebrations

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Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art, and Internet Celebrations

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Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art, and Internet Celebrations

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Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art, and Internet Celebrations

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Japanese Snack Inspires Kissing, Fan Art, and Internet Celebrations

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Happy Pocky Day, everyone!


Comments

    I wonder how they'd react to the Lady and the Tramp.

    So Remembrance/Armistice Day means nothing in Japan then...

      Not really. They weren't a major participant in WW1, acting almost exclusively against Pacific colonial territories.
      Throughout WW1 they were more interested in gaining influence over China than they were sending military aid to Europe.

      Remembrance day is only observed in the Commonwealth. Armistice Day is generally limited to parts of Europe that were directly involved in WW1 (France & Belgium for example, and it's a public holiday in Serbia).

      Complaining that Japan doesn't celebrate it is like someone from the US complaining Australia doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving.

    Oh the lots of pocky game related art on both the boru websites & pixiv

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