All in the name of promoting Japanese culture and Japanese food!
Beloved vocaloid and girl of many talents, Hatsune Miku, has recently snagged a new job with Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). Her job is to take travelers to Japan around the country and introduce them to all the wonders that Japanese food has to offer. After all, traditional Japanese cuisine was recently added to the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.
And it’s not just sashimi, sushi or ramen for this culinary extravaganza, but a focus on local delicacies from the various areas of Japan which Miss Miku is supremely happy to sing about.
It’s strange to think that a 3-D anime-style character can make food look delicious to eat, but that’s just what Miku accomplishes as she runs, jumps, and eats her way through the different regions and cuisines of Japan.
▼ It’s just so delicious!
▼ One might say that it’s O, I, し(shi), Yeah!
▼ Don’t worry, she won’t leave you out of this food-cation!
Miku is sporting a bit of a different look in this video, with noticeably smaller eyes that make her perhaps more realistic to viewers. It’s easy to look past her altered appearance when she’s so excited about all the locations she takes the viewers. The video also features a taste of Japanese culture, with Miku making her way through shrines, taking in some spectacular night views, and strolling down a street holding an umbrella to block out the rays of the sun.
Traveling from Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu in the south is a long and delicious adventure, but sometimes that is the only way you’ll be able to discover something you didn’t know much about. If you’ve become even just a bit more interested in Japanese culture or Japanese food, then this partnership with MAFF can be considered a great success. Be sure to check out Taste of Japan if you want a better idea of what Hatsune Miku is singing about. Even though a vocaloid hasn’t sung about it, there are plenty of places in Japan that RocketNews24 can recommend to you. A flesh and blood opinion on food might outweigh a digital one for some!