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Tag: Japanese

This Lucky Cat Has One Giant Muscle Arm

This Lucky Cat Has One Giant Muscle Arm
Because there’s a market for absolutely everything, this is a good luck Maneki-neko (“beckoning cat”) statue with a giant muscle arm. Obviously, if the luck it brings is directly proportional to the protein shakes the cat has had, you’re in for a metric ton of good luck.

Fried Chicken Pillows with Phone Pouch to Play ASMR Audio of Chicken Frying

Fried Chicken Pillows with Phone Pouch to Play ASMR Audio of Chicken Frying
Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night? Is it so bad and specific you need a fried chicken-shaped pillow with an integrated pouch for your phone so you can play audio of chicken frying just so you can fall asleep?

This Contraption Makes Cold Brew Coffee, Not Frankenstein’s Monster

This Contraption Makes Cold Brew Coffee, Not Frankenstein’s Monster
A quick glance at this unique device over at Hammacher Schlemmer, and you most certainly wouldn’t think this is a coffee maker. It looks more like something you would use to infuse embalming fluid into Frankenstein’s monster.

Lolita Knives are Handmade and Will Julienne the Crap out of Carrots

Lolita Knives are Handmade and Will Julienne the Crap out of Carrots
Check out these wacky knives. These aren’t any normal knives though, they are made in Japanese Lolita style. They don’t roll off an assembly line somewhere; they are made by fourth-generation Japanese bladesmith Shingeki Tanaka. One of them is a girly looking pink with hearts carved into the blade and is called “Lappin.”

Awesome Japanese Screen Painting Depicts Mario And Luigi As Gods

Awesome Japanese Screen Painting Depicts Mario And Luigi As Gods
If you grew up during the era of the NES, you probably already see Mario and Luigi as Gods. The Mario Bros. are larger than life. They are legends. You might even say that they embody many of the attributes found in many mythological heroes.

Gundam Tempura: Deep-Fried Mecha

Gundam Tempura: Deep-Fried Mecha
You know, they say everything tastes better deep-fried, and I have to agree. My wife an I always talk about how you could fry up some old shoe leather, and it would taste good. I wonder how a fried Gundam would taste.

Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch: It’s Time to Decode the Time

Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch: It’s Time to Decode the Time
A lot of Japanese watches aren’t that easy to read, but this one makes things look eve more undecipherable since it’s inspired by cryptography. The watch certainly looks distinctive, but will it be legible enough to be useful in daily life?

LEGO Pop-up Building Makes Eyeballs Pop out of Their Sockets

LEGO Pop-up Building Makes Eyeballs Pop out of Their Sockets
Every time I think I’ve seen every possible LEGO contraption you could build, somebody comes along and makes something I’ve never imagined. This time, we’ve got a giant folding LEGO structure that works like a pop-up book.

Nintendo Unboxes its Own Wii U

Nintendo Unboxes its Own Wii U
The new Nintendo Wii U is coming to stores in North America on November 18th, but you can see exactly what you’ll be getting in the box thanks to the fine folks at Nintendo, who have decided to shoot their own early unboxing video, with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doing the honors.

Mind-Controlled Cat Tail Designed for Humans: Yep, You Heard Me.

Mind-Controlled Cat Tail Designed for Humans: Yep, You Heard Me.
We can thank the Japanese for another wacky gadget that has just been unveiled. The device is called the Shippo, and is a concept right now. It’s a white, fuzzy cat tail that reacts based on the wearer’s mood.

Got a Bad Singing Voice? Then Give the Beauty Voice Trainer a Shot

Got a Bad Singing Voice? Then Give the Beauty Voice Trainer a Shot
People who have great singing voices either worked hard to get there or were born with it. Then there are the others who trained themselves using the Beauty Voice Trainer.

Happy Smile Trainer Helps You Practice Your Perfect Smile

Happy Smile Trainer Helps You Practice Your Perfect Smile
I think smiles greatly improve a person’s appearance, regardless of how big, small, perfect, or ‘imperfect’ they are. In fact, now that I think of it, I doubt that there’s actually a ‘perfect’ kind of smile because they’re all unique to the people actually doing the smiling.

Sushi Bazooka Makes Perfect Rolls as Easy as Playing with Play-Doh

Sushi Bazooka Makes Perfect Rolls as Easy as Playing with Play-Doh
Every time I go to a Japanese restaurant, I stare in awe at the knife and food assembly skills of the sushi chefs. I can’t imagine making such perfect sushi myself, unless I could afford a sushi robot of my own.

Houreisen Face Exercise Mask: When You Can’t Afford a Face Lift

Houreisen Face Exercise Mask: When You Can’t Afford a Face Lift
Society has taught us to become vain individuals. Blemished skin, sagging eyebags, and frown lines have no place in the highly shallow world that we live in today. But if you’re living on a decent income and can’t spare thousands to get surgical procedures done, then you’re in luck because there are some Japan-grown vanity gizmos that you can try out.

Face Slimmer Mouthpiece Lets You Do Facial Exercises (and Look Like a Freak)

Face Slimmer Mouthpiece Lets You Do Facial Exercises (and Look Like a Freak)
Nobody wants to get old and be stuck with a sagging chin. I know I don’t, but I’m also not willing to go under the knife when the time comes to have younger, un-saggy skin. With that in mind, the Rhythm Slim Chin Exerciser was born.

The $229,000 Oscheriyori is the Most Expensive Lunch Box the World Has Ever Seen

The $229,000 Oscheriyori is the Most Expensive Lunch Box the World Has Ever Seen
People who have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths are probably already accustomed to all the luxuries and finer things in life. So I don’t think it would come as a shock if you come across one such silver-spooner who has had a serving of the Oscheriyori, which is the world’s most expensive lunch box – said to be worth ¥18 million yen, or about $234,000 (USD).

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