The Top 15 Craziest Products from Japan

January 14, 2010

Japan is an odd and fascinating creature. The Land of the Rising Sun boasts a culture with some of the most uniquely bizarre and awesome tastes and humor the world has ever known. Only the home of Godzilla, anime, and toilets more advanced than my laptop would be capable of bestowing upon us the strange, wonderful, and often completely baffling products like the ones you're about to see.

Source: Absolutely Fabulous


15. Fake Man Arm


Source: MMOABC

Ladies, never be lonely again! When you're in need of some spooning action, this pillow shaped like half a guy's torso should do the trick. And if you crave variety, don't worry - fake man arm comes in two different colors!


14. Sea Otter Boogers


Source: Pink Tentacle

What could be more appetizing than the thought of eating the rolled up snot balls of a sea creature?! Apparently, these raisin-like treats actually aren't half bad.


13. Bad Breath-Detecting Cell Phone


Aside from video chat, this has got to be the most requested feature for the next generation iPhone. [NTTDOCOMO]


12. Beer for Children


Source: Weird Asia News

As we all know, it's never too early get started on the path to alcoholism.


11. Marriage Hunting Bra


Because nothing says "romance" like a commitment time bomb strapped to a desperate girl's chest! Note the bonus pen holder and ring pocket. [Sankei]

10. Mother's Milk


Source: Inventorspot

Apparently there's a strangely popular fetish going around Japan, and someone saw an opportunity to exploit it. The result? Milk designed to taste specifically like breast milk. No sale!


9. Ramen Noodle Bathouse


Do you like noodles? You like bathing? Sure you do! But have you ever had any desire to combine the two? Didn't think so. Stewing in salty broth just doesn't sound incredibly appealing to us. But apparently we're the freaks here, because this stuff is supposed to be really good for your skin. We'll stick to soap, thanks.


8. Bust-up Gum


Source: B2UP

Ladies, through the magic properties of "extracts from the Pueraria mirifica (Kwao Krua) plant" you too can grow bigger boobs just by simply chewing gum!


7. The Lap Pillow


Source: Japan Trend Shop

Seems to us that the guys who're buying the Lap Pillow should hook up with the ladies who're buying the Fake Spooning Man Arm pillow. Then they can combine their pillows to create a headless transgender pillow monster. Now that's a party!


6. The Golf Bra


It's a bra that turns into a putting green. Except the hole is elevated while the rest of the green is flat. Okay. But if this is the bra she was wearing, what's she going to wear while she's golfing? Wait, forget we asked that. []


5. Diet Water


Diet. WATER. It's got all the taste you've come to expect from regular water, but with "Diet" written on the bottle! [Diet Blog]


4. Dancing Hippo Backpack


We're not entirely sure what they're selling, but we'll take five.


3. The Interesting Gorilla Keychain


This one's sure to be a hit with the kids.


2. Self-Contained Dog Poop Solution


Seeking a solution for the need to clean up after man's best friend, these visionaries created a system which is so obvious, we don't know why someone didn't think of it sooner. What better way to keep crap off the sidewalk and Fido happy then to tape a bag to his ass and then force him to walk around with a backpack full of his own poop?


1. Angels Knee Peeing Pillow


Source: Absolutely Fabulous

Fellas - splashback gotcha down?! Well, Kaiteki Raifu Kenkyusho's got just the thing for you. Not to worry though, your dignity vanished the moment you understood how these things worked.