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Humanoid Hugging Pillow

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Uh, I don’t really know what to file this under. It’s just interesting that someone would have thought to make something like this at all. In this case, a Japanese fellow by the name of Misako Yasuda. What is it? Uh, well, see, it’s a pillow. Yeah. A lifesize pillow, in the shape of a comely Japanese, uh, lady. And since it’s called a “Huggin” pillow, I imagine that you’re supposed to, ah, hug it. Yeah, just hug it.

I mean, hey, who exactly will buy this? And why? I should know better than to ask those questions, but it’s hard to help.

If you must know, it weighs about 300g, and is 170cm tall. That’s about 5ft7 or something.

And it’s 143$. Yup.

Here. Story VIA Popgadget.

Update: So, reader Hadi tells us that this might just be one big, regular pillow. As in, a big rectangle pillow, with this picture printed on it. Also, I’m beggining to suspect that Misako Yasuda might just be the girl on the picture. Making this a, though titillating, altogether banal, 143$ affair.








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  • Hadi

    hate to spoil the fun, but i think it’s just one of those long pillows with a PRINT of the CHICK named “Misako Yasuda.” just ran a google image search and she’s pretty hot. Considering the cdjapan.co.jp webiste also has bed sheets with the same print, i think its a safe bet to think this is just another printed product. Not the same thing as those “lap pillow” deals.

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  • http://www.fiftytwofifty.com Pauly Walnuts

    Need I say more? Ok, I will, these are called ‘dakimakura’, hugging pillows, or dutch wives and are quite popular among the geeks, dorks, nerds, dweebs, jugheads, eggheads, gaywads, dickwads, dorkwads, dingbats, cretins, shut-ins, and socially inept of Japan. They come in two flavors: bikini idols, and underage anime girls.

  • http://www.fiftytwofifty.com Pauly Walnuts

    the best example of a hugging pillow you’ll ever see sfw
    Need I say more?
    Of course not, but I will anyway. Also known as ‘dakimakura’ or Dutch wives, hugging pillows are quite popular among the geeks, dorks, nerds, dweebs, jugheads, eggheads, gaywads, dickwads, dorkwads, dingbats, cretins, shut-ins, and just plain socially inept of Japan.

  • anne

    does anyone have any pics of it being used?

  • Stained Sports Sock

    Are they, um… stain resistant?

  • Bernie

    Has it any hole? ;-) :-)))))

  • Tobot

    With her arms stuck like that, she doesn’t hug you back.

  • boombalottie

    do her legs open up?

  • http://n/a Othergear

    Hey people, perves, and all you Culturally Illiterate, “Hugging Pillow” is a mistranslation!

    This is a piece of celebrity memorabilia. Misako Yasuda is one of a couple hundred of Japan’s supermodel celebrities.

    Now, keep your mind clean, otherwise you’ll never understand.

    Japanese Culture is extremely different from American, so they don’t think the way you do. Ideologically, Emotionally and Sexually, the Japanese are a much more liberated people. This means they’re actually a lot less likely to have psychological issues. On the other hand, most people have issues with them.

    This pillow is the same idea as a cardboard cutout, bedsheets, or a body pillow. The Japanese don’t automatically think “sex toy” whenever they see something that turns them on.

    “Hugging Pillow” is a poor mistranslation of “Body Pillow”

    In Japan, they have “Modeling Videos,” a kind of nerd’s music video based upon (nonsexual) beauty. Unlike Americans, they don’t jump from “Divinely Gorgeous” to “Sex Goddess” in a nano-second. They stay fixated on beauty the way a 9-year-old does. Sounds innocent, doesn’t it? Not really, in the minds of Japanese anyhow.

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  • PIGLET

    She has wierd toes!!

  • http://www.edendream.info/ Steven

    There is a market for everything! I’m convinced that 143$ is not enought to drive people away!

  • Mark

    Maybe after you’ve seen Misako Yasuda’s videos then you’ll be convinced 143 bucks is worth it!
    http://japansugoi.com/wordpress/misako-yasuda-gravure-idol/

  • Anonymous

    LOL. The one guy defends the Japs and says that they have those things for “celebrity memorabilia” and not a sex toy. Yeah, right. The Japs are little horndogs…

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