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Tajima Seiryo Jacket Cooling System


A few weeks ago we wrote a clip-on fan that would keep your armpits dry. Well now, looking back, we think that product is pretty cute. See, the Tajima Seiryo Jacket Cooling System does a similar thing, only it cranks things up a few notches. Using a large 5,500 mAh battery, a strong clip-on three-speed fan, and a flexible yet sturdy silicone funnel, the device will blow a cool curtain of air all over your body, drying sweat before it has time to stick to your clothes. We know it looks ridiculous, and we’re not suggesting you wear this in an office; motorcycle riders who wisely insist on wearing their protective leather jackets in the hot summer sun, however, might find this refreshing. The battery will last anywhere between 6h and 8.5h, depending on the speed setting.

It’s $323.


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Pit Stains Be Gone: A Little Clip-on Fan For Your Armpits


Are you the sweaty type? Does it give you anxiety knowing you’ll inevitably end up with a giant sweat stain in your armpits at some point during the day? Don’t laugh, the struggle is real for millions of people. Mind you, this proposed cure might actually be a little more embarrassing than the problem it seeks to remedy. The ‘Under the Armpit Cooling Device’ (Waki no Shita Kura in Japanese) is a small battery-powered fan that clips to your clothing and blasts a stream of air that should help keep the sweat away. It’ll keep working between 5 and 9 hours, depending on which of the three speeds you select. Charging is accomplished via USB, or through an optional portable battery pack. It’s about $40 for the pair and is a real product you can actually buy now. Whether you should, well, that’s a different story altogether.


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These Are The Stockings You Never Knew You Wanted


Ladies (or gentlemen of similar persuasion), look down at your stockinged feet. Looks ok, right? Or does it? Well… what about your carefully pedicured nails? Huh, what about them? Do you even see them? Does the world get to appreciate your effort? Japan, as always, comes to the rescue. You’re looking at stockings with individual spots for your toes, and with little toenails painted on them. They come in all kinds of styles, and surprisingly cost about the same as regular stockings: 1,200 Yen, or about $10 each. Designs include items like “Flamingo”, “Mermaid”, “Lime Candy”, and other cutesy things you may or may not like.


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The Dog Mop That Looks Like A Mop Dog


The Komondor dogs are those little canines with the long hair that look like mops on four legs. They’re cute and they make you wonder if they could ever come in handy at home, picking up dust and little items so you don’t have to. But who are we kidding, they don’t do squat. You can however now fulfill that bizarre fantasy with these novelty mops that look just like the dogs. They are detachable mop heads that basically just spruce up your regular mop, cost 2,700 Yen (about $23) and come in three different colors.


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So… There’s a Cat Paw Scented Handcream, and A… Back-of-a-cat-head Perfume


Look, we’re not saying that weird stuff comes out of Japan, it’s just that… weird stuff does tend to come out of Japan. Of course, maybe it’s just weird to us, whereas any native Japanese person won’t even blink at the mention of a Cat Paw Scented Handcream, or a Back-Of-A-Cat’s-Head Perfume. Whatever the cultural observation to be made on the existence of this product, the fact remains that it appears to be real. It’s hard to tell what’s really going on from a translated page, but it seems that the hand cream contains cosmetic industry buzzword components, like hyaluronic acid and collagen and has been specially formulated to recreate a pleasant version of the scent found in cat paws. Same story for the perfume, though it seems to be the kind that you spray on fabric. The hand cream costs in the vicinity of $10, while the perfume is closer to $23.


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Of Course There’s a Napping Aid Shaped Sort Of Like A Hand


Well, maybe calling it a ‘napping aid’ is a little much, since you’re unlikely to be able to actually sleep on this thing. You will however have both of your hands free to continue doing whatever it is you do at work, while a third, plastic hand holds your head up. Sure, The Chin Rest Arm is promoting somewhat of a slacker style of doing things, but you can convince yourself that it can help you improve your posture or has some other health benefits. It’s completely adjustable, attaches easily to a desk, and it has a soft, cushiony exterior for your comfort. It’s 4,980 yen (about US$40).


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A Cat Suit With A Pouch For A Cat Is The Catsuit You’ve Always Wanted


Aw man, we’re surprised the Internet didn’t break when news of this Cat Suit came out. It’s a lot like the Mewgaroo Hoodie we wrote about in May, it even bears the same name, only it’s a jumpsuit with cat ears and cat tail, or a Catsuit if you will. And like it’s hoodie cousin, it has a special pouch with a top opening in which you can stuff your cat, to complete the image. Oh, and a trap door so you can do your business while still carrying your kitty, which will undoubtedly make him happy and not freak out at all. Crazy cat ladies everywhere will jump at the opportunity to make a trip to the local Walmart donning this most awesome cat-loving and sanity-defying costume. It’s 8,000 Yen, or about $65.


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Aw: Cat Gloves Make Your Index Finger Look Like A Tail, Work With Smartphones


That headline pretty much sums up the product. It’s just a quirky little glove with a cat printed on the back, and if you wiggle your finger across your smartphone’s screen, it looks like a wagging cat tail or something. They’re obviously Japanese, where we imagine this sort of thing wouldn’t have people shaking their heads in bewilderment as we think they’ll do here. They seem to cost around 3,980 Yen, which is around $33.


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Girl Makes $700 Cat Bags


No, these are not taxidermied. They’re hand-crafted bags made by Japanese artist Pico. She makes them one at a time, probably takes forever, and so feels entitled to charge $700 for them. If I were to spend ungodly hours making cat bags, I probably would add a zero to that figure, but that’s just me. They’re actually up for sale on a Japanese Yahoo Auction website, so maybe $700 is what one of them sold for while other may fetch different prices (after reading another article on the topic, that’s exactly what it is. Still… $700?!). I’m not sure since everything is in Japanese and I can’t find proper information. So instead of being an informative post, just revel in pictures of super cute kitty purses and if you’re feeling adventurous, try to navigate the links to figure out how to get your own.


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