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Japanese Mini Erasers Say "I Rub You Too!"

Collectible Eraser Dessert SetCollectible Eraser Dessert Set

 


Blue Hamster EraserBlue Hamster Eraser Collectible mini erasers have long been popular in Japan, and now the fad is spreading to schools on these shores as well. Wait a minute, "collectible erasers"? I'm kidding, right? Your average school kid today is probably more interested in losing his or her school supplies than saving them. The thing is, Japanese collectible mini erasers aren't your average erasers, even though they can rub out pencil marks with the best of them. True collectors don't use them for something so mundane, however, and with one look at some of the better examples you'll understand why.

 



Dim Sum Set of ErasersDim Sum Set of Erasers

 


Chopsticks erasersChopsticks erasers Check out the Dim Sum Chinese Food Eraser Set above, from Hapaculture ... the finely detailing extends to individual grains of fried rice and four sets of chopsticks! The sushi, snack food and cake erasers have to be seen to be believed. They look so good you'll be tempted to take a bite, but as Hapaculture advises, "they may look tasty but they are not tasty." Don't say we didn't warn you. (Buy here)

 



Snacks Collectible Eraser SetSnacks Collectible Eraser Set

 


Toilet Paper Roll EraserToilet Paper Roll Eraser Rival eraser maker Itasho states they make over 300 different erasers while the cute duck at their website urges us to "collect them all!". The erasers are non-stick, are PVC and latex free, and have passed the rigorous JISS Eraser Test with a stellar 87.7 percent rating so you know they can pull their weight with all those boring, serious erasers out there.

 

Pink Duck EraserPink Duck Eraser I have to say, though, that watching your tweasured widdle blue (or pink, or yellow) duck eraser gradually wear down into nubbins has got to be a soul-wrenching experience. Do yourself a favor and use a traditional pink brick to do the erasing while your ducky watches safely from the top of your monitor.

 

A notable feature of many of the erasers is that they are individually molded and the various colored parts are assembled to make the eraser. They can also be disassembled and put back together - who knew an eraser could be this much fun? The ultimate has to be a tiny, perfect dessert set that comes in its own miniature plastic display box. Yummy!

 

Dessert Box Set of ErasersDessert Box Set of Erasers

 



Erasers from Itasho's mini eraser collection start at just 99 cents each and can be ordered online direct from Itasho or through aica in New York. Japanese mini erasers, food erasers, animal erasers and car erasers from Hapaculture are similarly priced and can be ordered online from Hapaculture.

You can also find a large collection at this link at Amazon.

 


Steve Levenstein
Japanese Innovations Writer
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Nov 23, 2008
by Anonymous

erasers

They look AWESOME!!!

I collect food erasers too
I have 33 of them my favourite is the cake

Bye

Dec 7, 2008
by Anonymous

eraser crazy

OMG!!!! I can't stop collecting these cute erasers! I have so many and i soon hope to collect them all!

Dec 10, 2008
by Anonymous

iwako erasers

Does any1 no where you can get these erasers from if you live in bel air?

Dec 11, 2008
by Anonymous

i love them

i have 25 of them they are so cute i love them!

Dec 13, 2008
by Anonymous

hi

i collect them and i love them ok people

Jan 17, 2009
by Anonymous

LOVE THEM!!!!!!!

They are so fucking fun to play with!!!
I like the birds asses

Jan 21, 2009
by Anonymous

I own so many food erasers i

I own so many food erasers i think i own 487 of them if you ever want to buy any call me @ 3106829308 ask 4 diana i have car erasers that i sell to i also love them

Jan 21, 2009
by Anonymous

o yah i own 734 of them want

o yah i own 734 of them want to by any call 310 683 93 08 if you want