“Are you glad to see me or is that a USB drive in your pocket?”

I don’t know if anyone in your family talks to flowers; but, this would be the perfect present for someone who does.

Japanese romantics will have the chance to hear some truly flowery language with the help of a playful gadget purported to express the feelings of plants. Through the voice of a small doll, the device will share what the plant is supposedly ‘thinking’ when a person strokes it.

The “Hanakotoba”, or “Communication Flower”, consists of a small rod topped with a fairy figurine that can be put inside a potted plant or vase of water.

When the owner touches the stem or leaves, a small electric current passes from the rod through a wire to a small doll.

“What a beautiful day!” the doll, wearing a green vest and cone hat, will say once the flower is touched, or “Let’s stay friends forever!”

Hanakotoba has up to 200 different phrases, some as potentially uncomfortable as “Do you have a boyfriend?”

I imagine one or another of the Web-based companies that specializes in Japanese gadgets for early adopters will have this, soon.



  1. Jägermeister says:

    If Japanese flowers really could talk, they would say Sake! Not water… How many times do I need to tell you??

  2. KB says:

    Imagine the frustration of a flower which (who?!) feels its thoughts are being misrepresented. It tries to tell you that the product you have bought is a sham, but the device only spews out more nonsense.

  3. JoaoPT says:

    I think this pic just grazed the No-nudity policy of the site…(BTW, it’s ok by me… I’m no prude…)
    As of the Jap gizmo… bahhh! whatever…

  4. Jone says:

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