Weird Japanese Tablecloth Pulling Arcade Game

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If you’ve always wanted to do the ol’ pull the tablecloth out from under a set table trick, book a flight to Japan now because you can endlessly have your fun with the Tablecloth Hour arcade game. Pull the tablecloth out from the machine and watch to see if you’ve toppled over any ...

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Crayon Umbrellas

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They’re crayons. They’re umbrellas. Except that they say pencils on them. So maybe they’re actually colored pencil umbrellas. Either way, they’re from Japan, they’re colorful and they’ll keep you dry when it rains. Not actually you, someone else. Just to be clear there.

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Rolling Watermelon Cooler is Well Worth the $230

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When you’re rolling heavy with a ball of juice you’ve gots to watch your back yo. What’s true in gang warfare is also true in the fruit carrying industry. If you’re sick and tired of carrying heavy watermelons everywhere you go (and who isn’t these days?) then maybe it’s time you stepped up ...

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Pocky Chopsticks

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Pocky is the greatest Japanese dessert treat of all time. And chopsticks are, well they’re two pieces of wood and arguably less efficient in most instances than the fork. Put them together and you have Pocky Chopsticks (pocksticks? choppocky?) Could you use Pocky chopsticks to pick up and eat Pocky with? ...

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SiliFulin is a A Robotic Tail….For Humans!

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This is a truly bizarre item from (where else?) Japan- it’s a robotic tail called SiliFulin… for people. The tail, designed Ryota Kuwakubo, is designed to react to your movements using a series of servo motors to power the segments. It’s supposed to give humans the feeling of having the tail that was ...

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Bon Bon Sound Round Wooden Speaker from Japan

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Bon Bon Sound is an interesting spherical speaker from Japan that combines hi-fi technology with ancient Japanese woodworking. The speaker enclosure is made entirely out of wood- no metal screws are used- by employing lacquerware techniques from the Yamanaka region of Japan. The wood is of Japanese Zelkova and Japanese Cherry Blossom varieties. ...

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Wasabi Spraying Smoke Detector

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Most fire alarms have an obnoxiously loud beeping sound to warn you of smoke in your home. Some smoke detectors, like mine, have an obnoxiously loud voice speaking things (mine mostly says “battery low, change battery” over and over again but I’m sure it has an appropriate warning for an actual fire- I ...

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Potato Chip Eating Hand Keeps Your Fingers Clean

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Here’s another really weird gadget from Japan, it’s a plastic hand that you can use to grab potato chips out of the bag and eat with. This little device promises to keep your chip hand grease free. Although if you eat so many potato chips that you need a specially designed tool to ...

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