Exhibit one is the artwork below sent in by Randall Myers, an alert reader, who found this on the Cheese Grater UK:
Randall asks, "Mike, is this from Japan? What does the Japanese say?"
Sorry, Randall, my friend. This is definitely another piece that is a figment of some westerners twisted (but kinda funny) imagination. While that looks like Japanese Katakana on the left, it is not. It doesn't say anything as far a I can tell.
It just "looks" Japanese.
Thanks to Randall Myers for sending this. I do appreciate it.