In Japan, the island of Ōkunoshima has become a well-known tourist attraction. However, the popularity of this island may not be for reasons that you would typically expect from a tourist spot. The main attraction of Ōkunoshima island are the adorably, fluffy rabbits which scamper all about the area.
The island served as a secret military installation in World War II. The Japanese used the island to produce poisonous gas. Because the island was far enough from the major cities, the army believed it would be the perfect location to experiment with dangerous mustard gas.
Unfortunately, the story gets rather sad here. Rabbits were brought onto the island as test subjects for the poison. At the end of WWII, the facility was shut down and the rabbits were released into the wild.
According to the Los Angeles Times, it is said that only eight rabbits were released into the wild by school children, but with the predator-free environment, the bunnies multiplied and became a group of over 300.
The rabbits, who have become so accustomed to humans that they have no problem hopping into human arms, gave the island its popular nickname.
In the following video, a young girl is seen attracting a swarm of bunnies. Needless to say, it’s too cute not to watch.
1) Adorable Asian Baby Overload (click here to see the list)
“We’re not quite sure when this trend started, but cute Asian babies rank right up there with puppies and memes when it comes to social media sites. A quick scroll through tumblr will mean squeals upon squeals because its covered with, you guessed it, adorable babies. Here are a few of our favorites.”
2) Adorable Asian Babies With Puppies (click here to see the list)
“What could possibly be better than puppies or cute babies? How about puppies AND adorable Asian babies. (Yes, we’re being cheesy and we took it there, but lets be honest- you’re gonna look through these pictures anyway)”
3) Adorable Asian Babies (Halloween Costume Edition) (click here to see the list)
“Fun-sized candy bars, fake spiderwebs and (much to our delight) halloween costumes galore.”
4) Adorable Asian Babies Who Dress Better Than You (click here to see the list)
“Here are kids who make the playground their runway and lower our self-esteem by dressing way better than we ever did during our toddler years.”
AND NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
Our readers made it clear to us that there are plenty of children who deserve to be on this list. We want to know! If you’d like to submit a child to be featured on our next ADORABLE ASIAN BABY story, please let us know. If you’d like a chance for your Adorable Asian Baby to be featured in our next story, send the child’s photo to email@example.com
1) The child’s name and age.
2) This mini Audrey questionnaire with your baby’s answers (or answers he/she would give if he/she could talk). Be creative with your responses!
Favorite Asian food:
Favorite Asian actress/actor:
My fashion advice for Asian babies:
My favorite way to wake my parents up:
What I want to be when I grow up:
We will let you know if your baby has been chosen. Goodluck!
Admittedly, I am one of those individuals who gets gloomy at the sight of rain. For many people, rain is a time to complain about getting wet, being cold and an unexplained sense of sadness. Well you may start reconsidering that once you see Kayden.
In this video, Kayden appears to be experiencing rain for one of the first times. Trust us when we say this is the cutest reaction to rain EVER.
If you need a reminder to appreciate the little things in life, this would be it. I may not be delighted with rain, but I certainly don’t mind Kayden playing in it.
If there’s one thing Audrey readers seem to be a fan of, that would be all things cute. This can be cute babies, cute cosplayers and above all, cute food.
Coffee art has gained quite some popularity over the years, but theres another edible art that’s threatening to take the spotlight: radish art.
Instead of using foam sitting on coffee, people have recently began shaping the grated radish that sits on top of Japanese hot pots and stews. These dishes, also known as nabe, are generally served during the cold weather and are often topped with grated daikon radish.
A typical nabe dish will have the daikon radish grated on to the bowl and simply mixed in with the other ingredients to add a fresh flavor. Talented folk have decided to use the grated radish as a medium to create delightful characters, animals and shapes.
Now, people are taking the time to squeeze the radish until the excess water spills onto the bowl. When the radish becomes just the right texture, it can be molded into all the adorable radish sculptures you see below.
Don’t you worry. We noticed one thing in particular with these children who reach social media fame. Many of them have a killer fashion sense. That, or they have parents who understand how much we eat these pictures up. Some people complain that these fashion-heavy photos are simply parents vicariously living through their children by dressing them up to reach viral fame. Others claim that these parents simply enjoy the idea of a well-dressed toddler. Whatever the reason may be, they certainly caught our attention.
Here are kids who make the playground their runway and lower our self-esteem by dressing way better than we ever did during our toddler years.
There are few things in this world which put automatic smiles on our faces. One of those happens to be Yerin Park and her baby sister Yeseo.
Among the adorable Asian babies who have become viral sensations, Yerin Park has topped our list since her baby days. Now a toddler, the popular girl proves she’s just as cute as ever.
Her father first began videotaping Yerin to try and show her grandparents how she was growing. As it turns out, he opened the door for his daughter to become an internet sensation.
Last month, we couldn’t look away from the video of Yerin eaitng, but now, we have something much better.
The chemistry between Yerin and her baby sister Yeseo is squeal-worthy. As it turns out, Yeseo is just as much a fan of smiling and laughing as her sister. So if you need a pick-me-up today, don’t worry. This short video of the giggly girls will surely put a smile on your face.
More adorable (gif-worthy) moments from the sisters:
There is no denying that cute Asian babies have become viral sensations. While some popular fads are questionable, we completely understand why adorable babies are irresistible to squeal over.
On the very top of our list is none other than Yerin Park. Her chubby cheeks, habit of smiling, and squeal-worthy facial expressions catapulted her into social media fame. Her father, a software engineer, claims that he first began videotaping Yerin to try and show her grandparents how she was growing. As it turns out, the rest of the world wanted to watch as well.
With the rise in popularity of gifs, one simply could not scroll through tumblr without seeing a laughing Yerin. Now, there are multiple facebooks, blogs, and channels dedicated to Yerin Park.
Now, Yerin is joined by an adorable younger sister named Yeseo. Although Yerin is no longer a baby, she is still a captivating young toddler.
Earlier today, a video was uploaded of Yerin eating a meal. As many of us know, Yerin is a rather picky eater so her parents encourage her by pretending her food is her friend and wants to meet her. Sure, it makes no sense to us, but we must admit that we couldn’t take our eyes off the two cuties. Check it out for yourself.
Recently, a photoset of this duo has been making its way around social media sites and is quickly becoming a viral sensation. After looking through these pictures, it obvious that the popularity of these two best friends was inevitable. Simply wrapping them up in a blanket and having them sleep made many viewers squeal.
Although it seems that the pair have just entered online popularity, the two have actually been around for quite some time now.
Maru, the shiba ina puppy, and Issa, the adorable two-year-old boy, have already been internet sensations to Japanese audiences. Their facebook has been up and running since May 2012 and they have already gathered nearly 40,000 likes in less than a year.
Clearly, these two love the camera and are ready to share their cuteness to the world. Check out their viral photoset below and click here to see even more squeal-worthy photos.
It doesn’t get much cuter than this. After graduating from the Nippon Photography Institute in Japan in 2002, Miyoko Ihara began taking daily photographs of her grandmother, Misao, to document her life.
One day, Misao walked into her shed to discover a small white kitten with heterochromia –– one eye a warm amber, the other an ice blue. She named the kitten Fukumaru, and the pair have been inseparable ever since.
Ihara captures the growing friendship on camera as the duo work in the fields, munch on watermelon and take naps together. Although both Misao and Fukumaru are hard of hearing, Ihara is able to clearly portray their strong connection to one another. She has since compiled her photography into a book titled “Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.”
Move over adorable rice pandas, we’ve found something even more squeal-worthy. Samantha Lee, a Malaysian mother-of-two, claims that she is not a professional chef and has not been to culinary school. Despite this, she has been able to produce some of the most impressive works of food art.
Lee began Bento making in 2008 while still pregnant with her second daughter. With a new baby on the way, she needed a method to encourage her eldest daughter to start eating independently. This is when her creativity and skilled hands took over.
Using ordinary household tools such as knives and scissors, Lee began turning her daughter’s food into adorable works of art that featured popular characters from mangas, movies, cartoons and more.
“I’m just an ordinary, regular and average mom, crazy about making mess in the kitchen.” Lee says. But thanks to this “mess,” Lee has become an international media sensation. Lee has grabbed the attention of people worldwide and is now a kids party planner.
Check out her must-see collection of food art. Trust us. After seeing these images, you’ll be positively envious of her daughters.
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