Continuing on the aesthetic wonders of Japan...
Take that hipster gardeners, with your fire escape tomatoes growing a recycled organic yogurt containers. In Japan they grow even tinier, cooler gardens in recycled plastic bottlecaps.
According to this dispatch from the CScout Japan blog, Merry Farming is part of an initiative to teach kids about gardening, part of of a bigger program called Merry Project, that "aims to foster global communication and happiness."
Merry bunnies go around and teach kids about where their food comes from.
Looks like a great program, I hope more of this type of thing will make it way to the states (trends usually take about 3 years to travel here from Japan). They can keep those frightening bunnies though. Maybe a nice all-American eagle or even a pretty flower would translate better as mascot here. Go America!