The US will present an award to the winner of this month’s tournament. There are many wonderful trophies and prizes, likely none as iconic as the macaron. There’s the air conditioner, beer, tequila, rice, beef, mushrooms, gas, etc. This month, on senshuraku, the US will enter the fray. Thanks to @KodamaCanada on Twitter, for sharing the link from the Japan Times.
What will it be? A “YUGE” cup? A giant chocolate golf ball? Na, too Scottish (sorry Bruce). Oscar Meyer wieners? Too German. A new car? Aside from the fact that the winner won’t be able to drive it, the Japanese already do that pretty well (except the airbags). It’s got to be something distinctively American. Corn? POPCORN?? FRITOS??? BUGLES??? I don’t think they’ll fit on Kotoshogiku’s fingers after he wins, though. (They actually have something similar in Japan, I think.) My wife thinks bacon. I’m very curious to hear what y’all think. Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.