Sushi socks make a great gift

Sushi socks make a great gift
Socks rolled up to look like sushi are popular in a shop in Krakow, Poland.

KRAKOW, Poland - As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland, Krakow is not only an ancient capital, but also a city where young designers and artists show off their talents.

In the Kazimierz district where stylish cafes and bars adorn streets, the store called Idea Fix sells knickknacks, clothes and furniture designed by about 70 artists from Krakow and other Polish cities.

Among the items in the shop, socks displayed to look like sushi caught my eye. Yellow and red socks that looked like tamagoyaki cooked eggs and salmon roe were rolled up to resemble typical pieces of sushi and packed in a container. The Japanese delicacy is also popular in Poland.

The playfully imaginative socks were created by a Warsaw designer. The shop sells packages varying from two pairs to a set of 20 pairs. A set of three pairs is 65 zloty, or about 2,100 yen (S$23.90).

"These are the kinds of socks that make you feel happy to receive them as a gift," said Anna Frasik, manager of the shop. "They're quite popular."

They may be good gifts for well-travelled friends.

Kudo is a correspondent in Berlin.

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