We had an inquiry about the Iwako Bamboo Shoot eraser. The email disputed that the Japanese eraser pictured is a bamboo shoot. At first glance one could easily make that mistake, especially if you have never seen a real bamboo shoot.
There is nothing written on the header card that this Iwako food eraser comes with that identifies it as a bamboo shoot or artichoke. Considering the context of where this Japanese toy eraser originates, we have to go with the bamboo shoot.