Saturday, February 21, 2009

Get Your Daikon!

It's that crazy-sexy-cool giant white Asian radish, not to mention my vegetable surname! A friend approvingly pointed out how dykey my veggie name was, which led another friend to suggest a queer ladies vegetarian dance party called "Get Your Daikon!" I'll let you know when it happens...

"Daikon" means "large root" in Japanese, and the phrase "daikon ashi" or "radish legs" refers to certain female gams that bear a pale, sturdy resemblance to the hardy root. I first learned about "daikon ashi" when my roommate took me to the Lunafest women's short film festival, where I saw this movie by Ru Kuwahata:

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