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Tag Archives: Japan

Realistic-Looking Fake Food Jewelry Looks Good Enough to Eat

Fake Food Jewelry

Look away if you’re on a diet and want to still be on one at the end of the day. Because while we’re talking fashion accessories, they might as well be food because of how close to the real thing they actually look. This line of jewelry was created by Hatanaka, a Japanese manufacturer that specializes in making uber-realistic plastic food replicas for restaurants.

Now they’re expanding their line of business to the fashion industry with their bacon belts, soba necklaces, spaghetti hairpieces, and pasta earrings.

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Kitten Shaped Marshmallows

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Hot chocolate and marshmallows, anyone? If you’ve got a pulse and are on the Internet, there’s a chance cats hold a soft spot for you. And if you’ve got a pulse and are on this planet, you’ll find yourself in a tiny minority by disliking hot cocoa. So what better way to liven up your cup than with a bunch of cute Kitten marshmallows? They float and look up at you as you sip, preparing themselves mentally for when the time comes to swallow them up. You monster.

It’s 860 Yen, or about $7USD for a box, and it appears to contain between 10 and 13 (if we understand the translated page correctly). Yes it’s Japan only at the moment, but they might deliver.

[ Product Page (translated) ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]

Shoulder Bag With Pop-Up Tablet Holder

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We thought the whole point of tablets is that you could easily hold them in your hands and wouldn’t need, you know, a lap to put them down on. Still, their portability doesn’t seem to be enough to discourage accessory makers from giving you the option of hands-free operation and we suppose that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Thanko’s got this Shoulder Bag With Pop-up Tablet Holder that ingeniously transforms from a bag, into a specially angled tablet holder. Just unzip, flip and enjoy using your tablet at hip level, while retaining full usage of both hands to do anything you want.

It’s 4,980 yen, or roughly $42.

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[ Product Page (Translated) ] VIA [ AkihabaraNews ]

Thanko Mobile Battery with Handy Mist Keeps Your Phone Charged, Your Face Moisturized

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Where’s that moisturizer when you need it the most? Winter is coming, and the cold air can be harsh on skin. Seeing as most people don’t leave home without their phones (and their power banks!), Thanko’s mobile battery seems like a smart solution to low power and dry skin. Aside from being a portable power source, it comes with a built-in spray that keeps dry skin at bay.

The battery itself has a 2,200 mAh capacity which should give you enough power to make a couple of emergency calls or send messages. To charge it up, all you have to do is plug it to your PC for three hours or so. The Thanko mobile battery with handy mist is available for 4,980 yen (or about $43.)

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Damn Geeky ]

Japan Crate Sends You Sweet Japanese Candy Every Month

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You might’ve seen some Japanese candy and its colourful packaging on the Internet for years, and wondered how they taste. But Japan is there, and you’re over here, and oh how will you ever find out? Well it’s easy now: sign up for a Japan Crate, and every month you’ll get a mystery sampling of Japanese candy!

Every month we’ll send you a mystery box ranging from 4-6 full size candies or 10-12 with DIY Candy Kits. Receive anything from a sushi candy making kit to Vanilla Ice Cream Kit Kats. Starting at $12/month with free shipping anywhere in the United States.

So not only can you get a hand-picked sampling of Japan’s finest cavity-causing sugar treats, but you’re also sort of signing up for a surprise every month. It’s like Christmas, twelve times a year!

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Win the Sumo Wrestling Match, Get a Giant Green Macaron

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Boxers get cash, but sumo wrestlers get an even better prize (subjectively speaking, that is): a giant macaron. At least, that’s what the second placer was awarded at the recent Sumo Senshuraku tournament in Japan. The giant green dessert was prepared by renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, which made sense since the match was part of the France-Japan Friendship Cup.

Now that’s delectable to ginormous proportions!

 

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Cat Ear Headphones Are A Thing Now

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We have a sneaking suspicion that Axent Wear’s new Cat Ear Heaphones will find a strong market mostly in Japan. But they’re sure as heck intriguing enough to get us talking about them on this side of the pond. Although really, there’s not much to say about them. The cat ears are actually speakers that can blast your music outwards. There are LEDs throughout to accent the design, and thankfully both the cat ears and LEDs can be turned off if you don’t feel like being obnoxious at any given time. And that’s it. It’s a $150 pledge on Indiegogo, which includes shipping, taxes and import duties worldwide.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

A Drumstick For Your Ear? KFC Drumstick iPhone Cover

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KFC Japan is at it again. Remember the chicken keyboard and mouse they recently offer to their patrons? It looks like their higher-ups decided that that wasn’t enough, so they came up with the drumstick iPhone cover. It’s so ridiculous that it almost makes you want one, just for the heck of it. Even Colonel Sanders looks like he’s rolling on the floor laughing like there’s no tomorrow (in case you’re wondering, his speech bubble says something along the lines of “Why is it so big?”)

Well, that’s what we’re wondering, too. The only way to get one of the cases was to win it from KFC Japan. Dang, that’s a huge case. Ironically, it’s making me not want to eat chicken after looking at it.

VIA [ Food Beast ]

Facial Fitness Pao: Exercise Your Face By… Flopping It Up and Down?

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Japan is known for many things. Futuristic gadgets, capsule hotels, sumo wrestlers, and yes, their vast range of facial exercises that are as bizarre as they come. The latest of these is the Facial Fitness Pao, which looks a lot like a toy helicopter’s main rotor blades, only it’s noticeably less stiff.

It also has a mouthpiece in the middle, which you’re supposed to pop into your mouth before bouncing your head like a madman to exercise your facial muscles. Can it actually sculpt your facial muscles, as it promises to? Let us know if you decide to fork $135 over to try it out.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Incredible Things ]