Tokyo: Swollen 40 times in water

Street Vendor, Asakusa

Originally uploaded by sindy.

On the way back to the Asakusa subway station, we noticed this street vendor. The figures are supposed to swell up to 40 times in water, but then shrink down to their original size when dried. Among the figures are lobsters, crabs, frogs and… well, just take a close look at the full sized photo.

‘Nuff said.