Rice babies, weighed to measure

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Taking personalization in a new direction, Japanese Yosimiya is selling bags of rice printed with a newborn’s photo, name and date of birth. The bags are shaped to resemble a swaddled baby. But the key feature is that the bags contain the baby’s exact weight in rice. Holding the bag will therefore feel like holding the baby. Bags of rice with baby’s photos printed on them aren’t new in Japan, by Yosimiya is the first to make them to order, creating bags that match the baby’s size and weight. The personalized, made-to-order ‘dakigokochi’ are priced from JPY 3500 (USD 32 / EUR 22) and available in a wide range of colours and designs.

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