do some research on the product – where it was made, the company that produced it, its popularity, etc. and write a short analysis of the item. Specifically, I’d like to know what you think this item tells us about popular culture in East Asia (and/or America).
why this thing is popular (at least among a certain subculture or niche market) at this place and in this time? What does it tell us about social relations, economics, gender norms, ethnic identity, etc., etc., etc.? Your response should not be a paper-length assignment; two paragraphs should be plenty to address all these questions (you could do one paragraph describing the item and its provenance, with the second paragraph being your analysis of it).