Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I know! I know! It's a......?

I have to type quickly, as my computer's almost outta juice.

Pop quiz: What is this object?
a) back scratcher for sumo wrestler
b) vegetable pruning device only used during Sacred Harvest
c) decorative Zen garden rake used for Oshogatsu
d) decorative ceremonial comb for the most celebrated sumo wrestler in history

(ahh, yes - all those years writing FCAT questions has finally paid off - )

7 comments:

Cara said...

I choose C - it's always C!
Actually it looks like it could be a sort of scarecat (vs. scarecrow) in the Zen garden....

Anonymous said...

It is a Japanese Ely Tiger that says, "CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 6A FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP". Now that is a smart Tiger. Lots of Love, K-san

Tracey Petruff said...

WoohOOO! Go Tigers! I hope there are some photos around - I know my "playas" here would like to see them. Omedetto gozaimasu!

"Scarecat" cute.
So, everyone, your Japanese word for the day is: "kakashi" (scarecrow).
So, please repest after me - "ka ka she"
(sounds like a cereal, eh?)
Yeah - throw that word around the office and you'll sound so "kashikoi" (wise, clever)

Papa san said...

Definitely "C". Since I'm looking at the original, can actually feel it's "heft" and just imagine how it will move those sacred stones around, it just has to be a Zen rake............or maybe it's a spaghetti server??....hmmmmmm

Papa san said...

Definitely "C". Since I'm looking at the original, can actually feel it's "heft" and just imagine how it will move those sacred stones around, it just has to be a Zen rake............or maybe it's a spaghetti server??....hmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

I'll choose"C" also, as your Dad is usually right. But whatever it is, do you think it might scare away the woodpecker that has been waking me up every morning at 5 AM!??!!@# I'll take two...

By the way, in the old Holland tradition, "Congratulations on your father's fe-R-duck." That would be "birthday" in dutch - and I'll bet it's not spelled quite like that!
Auntie B

Tracey Petruff said...

tsk tsk...we can't have language like that here! We've got children looking at this site! :)
(but thanks!)