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Happy Pocky Day – AKB48 style

What’s nicer than the deliciously popular Japanese snack, known as Pocky? The answer: cute Japanese girls eating Pocky!

I’m sure most of you know, but for those who are unaware, Pocky is a well-known Japanese snack, which are biscuit sticks dipped in chocolate.

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November 11th is often known as Pocky Day, because the they date basically consists of a bunch one’s — which are shaped like the distinctly thin Pocky sticks. Observe:


Yes, that definitely says November 11th.

Now… what’s the best part of Pocky Day? Cute Japanese girls eating Pocky, of course!

Pocky Game

For whatever reason, two girls (or guys) eating pocky from opposite ends until their lips meet is called “Pocky Game” (ポッキーゲーム). Like many Japanese things, I’m not sure why!

Here are more of the girls you know and love playing the Pocky Game:

And yet even more:

Of course, some of the other girls of AKB have alternatives to the Pocky Game, like a uselessly silly song and dance!

Lastly, enjoy some photos of members enjoying the Pocky! Have you had any Pocky today?

Author: reika

I’m writing about useless and stupid things a lot, and I like to laugh. My policy is 一期一会。It means treasure your meeting with everyone!

  • Tim

    Don’t forget that one of the girls (Yuko, I think?) is eating Pocky in the opening scenes of he Aitakatta MV. I have to go watch it now to make sure if it’s actually Yuko.

    • Tim

      It’s Yuko and Takamina.

      • reika

        Thanks (^_^) Now I must go watch Aitakatta!

        • Tim

          Did you see it? And then wonder how you’d ever missed it in the first place?

          • reika

            Yes I saw! I didn’t become a fan till maybe 2011-2, so I’m lacking experience (^^;