They don't talk to you but Ningyo-yaki (or doll shaped cookies) have a human quality to them when they display faces as some do.
Japan Airlines Guide to Local Souvenirs of Tokyo describes Ningyoyaki as "baked confectionery with a thin skin surrounding a rich bean jam. Ningyoyaki are formed in the shape of dolls and they all have different faces, so seeing various faces is a pleasure as you sample its soft texture. Ningyoyaki shops are particularly poplular in the shitamachi areas."
The cakes got their name from the place where they originated, the Nihonbashi-ningyocho area of Chuo City, according to Tokyo Tourism Info who reminds us that "while many ningyo-yaki are in a traditional shape of shichifukujin (seven gods of good luck) or the Asakusa Kaminarimon gate and giant chochin (lantern), the ones in a shape of characters from kids' TV shows are also gaining popularity".
You could compare them to customized waffles or pancakes.
My inspiration for this piece came from Ningyo-yaki: Tokyo’s Tasty Dolls on PingMag.
The picture of Sazae San's father (cookie rendition) is theirs.
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