Japanese Cup Edge Sitting Figurines

edge sitter
Here’s another unusual item from Japan that we don’t really know what to make of. This Koppu no Fuchiko (which translates appropriately enough to “Fuchiko on the edge of the cup”) is a little office worker who sits on the edge of a glass. It comes as a set of 7 in all different acrobatic positions perched on the rim of a cup. Plus there’s the “holding a lemon wedge” one for additional WTFs.

Are you supposed to remove the figurine before drinking? Let her drop into your glass? Why does this product exist? And why is it $90 per set? And what’s the deal with the lemon wedge? We’re totally baffled.