More recently, there is a strange man dressed in gold animal print clothing, singing about a pen, pineapple and an apple. PPAP is one of those ‘viral’ videos on the internet that has everyone talking. It’s funny, strange, catchy, completely fake, and totally meaningless. It’s hard to explain, so if you are one of the few people who haven’t seen it yet, please check out this video:
“I have a pen.” (Or I have a pineapple / I have an apple, as the case may be.)
So who is Piko Taro, and how did he achieve this amazing feat? Piko Taro is a fictional character created by 43-year-old Japanese comedian Kazuhito Kosaka (aka Kosaka Daimaou). Kosaka hails from Aomori Prefecture in northern Honshu. As a stand-up comedian, he first introduced the character Piko Taro to audiences in one of his live performances. The response was positive and ‘a star was born’ as they say.