Japan, land of the Rising Sun, home of manga and anime, J-Pop, J-rock, automobiles, air conditioning, gadgets, you name it, they got it. With Japanese technology, you can never go wrong… or can you?
These Asian folks have never failed to give us tech we need or they think we need–even before we ask for it or way before we know we even need them. Let me shed some light on the matter, if you still have no idea what I’m talking about. Geez!
Presenting the Kūru1 inventions, A.K.A. Chindōgu2 products!
The Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard
Like the Japanese, we love noodles. But dang it, our hair always gets in the way. But since the Japanese are downright creative, they figured it all out and came up with the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard. You don’t only look like a happy little flower, but you will enjoy your ramen in peace.
The Ramen Cooler
Aside from the inconvenience of eating hair (yeah, it wasn’t fun to chew), there’s also the problem of noodles that are too hot! And the Japanese being who they are, creative and all, created chopsticks that come with an attached battery-powered fan, so, you know, you won’t have to deal with the inconvenience of blowing on your noodles to cool them.
The Anti-Rape/Mugging Disguise
If someone is freaking you out because he’s been following you around, just grab one of these clothes that can turn you into an anti-whatever-violation-disguise. There’s a skirt, for example, that can turn into a vendo machine. I mean, think about it: who would dare mug vendo machine? Of course, if the would-be mugger wanted a drink, that would be another story.
Are you too busy doing nothing that picking up bits of paper or candy wrappers on the floor is too much work? Well, Japanese peeps understand and that is why they have created the best slippers ever. You do not have to do the tedious task of bending your knees and picking up litter–not when you have Dustpan Slippers! With these bad boys, you’ll be cleaning up dirt off your floors in no time.
Girlfriend’s Lap Pillows
Some guys can get pretty lonely, especially when it’s time to take a nap. What can be more comfy than your girlfriend’s lap, right? But, when said lap (or, more precisely, said girlfriend) is not available, there is no need to cry yourselves to sleep, lover boys. That’s what Girlfriend’s Lap Pillows are for. Girlfriend’s Lap Pillows come with skirts, to create that realistic feel of sleeping on a woman’s lap. Here’s to a good afternoon’s nap. Kampai, Japan!
Full Body Umbrellas
Everybody hates the rain, especially when you’re commuting, right? Well, nobody–and I mean, nobody–hates getting wet in the rain like the Japanese. A full body umbrella may not be as fab as you would want it to be. But hey! It ain’t so bad. The body part of the umbrella is made of clear plastic, after all, so you can still showcase your fashionable outfits while walking (or even singing) in the rain. Just be careful getting out of the umbrella!
Necomimi Cat Ears and Shippo the Wagging Tail
This very advanced piece of technology is a gem to all cat wannabes. If you want to turn your secret desire to be a kitty cat into reality (I won’t even ask), then you can start making those ever-so-charming purrrfect meows now with the Necomimi Cat Ears. But these are not just costumes, ‘cause that’d be so un-Japanese. These Cat Ears are powered by your brainwaves and can say what’s on your mind! Too bad they don’t work on cats. Of course, dog-lovers refuse to be left behind, thus, Shippo the Wagging Tail!
So, there you have it. You can take a hint from these inventions and see what you can come up with to make your lives easier or, at least, a little quirkier.