Marilyn Monroe-shaped daikon radishA daikon radish with a distinctly human shape is the talk of the town in Sasamicho, Wakayama prefecture.

Keiko Tanaka, 74, harvested the rather large daikon radish from her family farm. The daikon’s resemblance to a cross-legged woman surprised her as she unearthed it, prompting her to name it “Monroe-chan." She has since been showing it off around town.

“It has such a beautiful body line. I’m sure it will taste better than your average daikon,” says Tanaka.

How much steamy pleasure this daikon adds to the process of cooking oden remains to be seen.

[Source: Mainichi Shimbun via Yahoo! News]