日本での一年間

September 16, 2010

Tomato Bank

Filed under: Chuugoku, Domestic, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 12:07 am

While in Okayama, I came across a bank called Tomato Bank. I looked it up and apparently this interesting bank can only be found in Okayama prefecture. There is also another bank called Tomato Bank, which is based in China and has several branches in the Los Angeles area, but it seems that these two banks are unrelated.

Momotaro being a popular character in Okayama (as I mentioned in my previous post), the bank has decided to call it’s online banking system the “Momotaro Branch Bank.”

Tomato Bank

The outside of the Tomato Bank. They really seem to like tomatoes.

While poking around on the Tomato Bank website,  I came across their theme song, which is titled “I love humans.” You can listen to it here.

The first verse goes something like this:

♪The cute tomato flower blossomed again this year

With the bright smiles of my friends, my heart grows♪

♪I like the blue sea, and I like the white clouds

But above all else, I love humans.♪

(If you see boxes next to all the verses above, then your computer must not be able to read Japanese text! What you can’t see is musical notes.)

Tomato bank sign

Another view of the fabulous tomato bank.

Don’t all these tomatoes  make you hungry? It makes me want to eat shaskshuka.

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1 Comment »

  1. I think a bank who loves humans and is about tomatoes (my favorite food) must be a worthy bank.

    Comment by mommy — September 16, 2010 @ 3:36 am


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