In Japan, you can buy a rice ball rolled in a girl’s armpit

Armpit Onigiri

Some weird Japanese restaurants have begun offering rice balls that have been rolled in a girl’s armpit.

These clearly niche specialty products are reportedly made onsite and allow buyers to watch the process of the rice ball being made. Back in 2016, reporters at Japanese site Sirabee experimented for themselves, with one reporter volunteering to make the rice ball.

The results were enthusiastic:

“Ugh, it’s so good! I didn’t know it could be this good just because a beautiful woman made it!”

“Ah, it smells so good! It’s so good. I want to die. I want to eat it and die. I want to put it on the altar.”

Translation: DeepL

The product made headlines again recently as netizens from China and Korea discovered the armpit rice balls, with many users expressing a mix of disgust and concern for hygiene.

The trend is also popular in art and you can find more on Pixiv under the tag #腋おにぎり. Do with that information what you will.

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