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Geisha chocolate ゲイシャ チョコSome years ago, when a Finnish friend visited Japan and gave me this Geisha chocolate from Finland, I was very amused. Why in the world did they name it "geisha??" It's milk chocolate with a soft hazelnut filling.

Then when I went to Finland, I was surprised to see this chocolate brand almost everywhere. It's made by a company called Fazer, and when you look at their Web site, they explain in Finnish why they named it "geisha." (Wish I could read it.) The logo on the packaging uses a nice drawing of a geisha. But at the company's Web site, they have a wallpaper gallery showing a real human modeling as an obviously fake geisha.

No offense to the company, the model, makeup artist, and chocolate, but she is one of the worse-looking geisha models I've ever seen. Egad!! She might even be a man.

Take a look: http://www.fazermakeiset.fi/ Click on the Geisha button, then click on the fourth candy from the top to see the wallpaper.

After careful analysis, I know why Fazer's geisha looks so awful: Her fake wig is way too high above her ears. It's too small or too short for her (or his) head. The wig was probably for a young girl. See this photo and compare. They should stick to the cartoon logo instead.

この「Geisha」チョコはフィンランドに大人気。何故そう名付けたか分かりませんが(フィンランド語の説明がある)、数年前に初めてフィンランドの友人からもらったとき爆笑だった。そしてフィンランドへ初めて行ってこのGeishaチョコがどこでもあって驚きました。

Fazerという会社が作っていてHPを見るとなんと人間の「ゲイシャ」のモデルさんも登場している。このゲイシャのモデルもとても見苦しい。よく見ると、その桂が小さ過ぎて(または高すぎる)耳が丸見えてとても変な感じ。
HP: http://www.fazermakeiset.fi/
Geishaのボタンをクリックして、上から4番目のキャンデイをクリックするとそのモデルの壁紙がでる。いかがでしょうか。
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Home-cooked mealI forgot the name of this pea soup, but it was good.
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Piirakka tarts
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BeansSomething like beans in a pod. Sweet. At Market Square.
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BerriesAt Market Square.
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Dried mushroomsAt Market Square.
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BerriesAt Market Square.
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ShrimpIn supermarket.
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TomatoesIn supermarket. The leaves at the top of the tomato are removed. They look bald. Something we don't see in Japan.
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Picnic food (at Suomenlinna)
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Reindeer toppingMy first dish at Kuusamo. Delicious.
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SaladAt Kuusamo Sokos Hotel restaurant.
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Main dishAt Kuusamo Sokos Hotel restaurant.
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Dessert: Cloudberry puddingCloudberry is a delicacy from Lapland. I bought some cloudberry jam at Helsinki Airport. Someone should import it to Japan.
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TartAt Kuusamo Hall.
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Reindeer meat + potatoesThe delicious dinner we had when we went to the Finnish sauna and saw the aurora.
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Fried rice or pilafIn Kuhmo.

My question is, is there a Finnish restaurant in Tokyo?
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Dessert
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Pudding dessert
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Pudding dessert
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Finnair: Tokyo to HelsinkiThe food wasn't so bad.
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Finnair: Helsinki to TokyoMeatballs and mashed potato.
   
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