Japan is obsessed with hamster butts

Japan is obsessed with hamster butts

May 22, 2014

Apparently the latest fad in Japan is looking at pictures of hamster butts, called “hamuketsu”–a mash-up of the words for “hamster” and “bottom.” Photobooks of hamster butts are selling like hotcakes, and there is even a Facebook page devoted to pictures of hamster butts. I guess they think they’re super cute or something.

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Are they cute? I honestly can’t tell. I have a thing where cute doesn’t work on me. I can look at a hamster’s ass all day and remain unimpressed. One of the hamster butt photo books is called “Hamuketsu: So Cute You Could Faint,” so apparently this totally does it for some people.

“The great thing about hamuketsu is that it is delightfully cute.  I can’t stop smiling when I see these butts,” Takeshi Takahashi, a spokesman at Basilico, one of the Hamuketsu book publishers, told the Wall Street Journal. Well, to each their own. I don’t know what to tell you. I’m glad hamster butts bring you joy. I guess it’s the little things?

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