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Maciamo
Dec 14, 2004, 14:45
This must fit into the "comfort women" section I suppose. :D

BBC News : Japanese men lap up new comfort (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4092345.stm)


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40625000/jpg/_40625565_lappillow_afp203.jpg


Japanese men without a shoulder to cry on this Christmas are being offered a woman's lap - made out of foam - to rest on instead.
The "lap pillow", shaped like the bottom half of a kneeling woman, is selling for about 9,429 yen ($90), the French news agency AFP reported.

"Single men find this soothing," said Mitsuo Takahashi of the manufacturer Trane KK.

He told AFP that the Hizamakura, or lap pillow, fulfilled a primal need.

Glenn
Dec 14, 2004, 14:49
I'm not even sure what to say about that. I guess it's not as extreme as the "sex dolls." :D

jspecdan
Dec 14, 2004, 16:42
hahahaha. :cool:

Dream Time
Dec 14, 2004, 18:26
the already have this for the women
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040930/040930_boyfriendpillow_hmed.hmedium.jpg

now, a new product for men
http://www.tintinphoto.com/tintinphoto/imgFiles/personal/4691101o904.jpg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4092345.stm

Japanese men without a shoulder to cry on this Christmas are being offered a woman's lap - made out of foam - to rest on instead.
The "lap pillow", shaped like the bottom half of a kneeling woman, is selling for about 9,429 yen ($90), the French news agency AFP reported.

"Single men find this soothing," said Mitsuo Takahashi of the manufacturer Trane KK.

He told AFP that the Hizamakura, or lap pillow, fulfilled a primal need.

"From the time people were kids, people have laid their heads on their mothers' laps to get their ears cleaned," he said. "This is made to be quite close to the real thing."

But they are also reported to be proving popular as joke gifts at office parties.

So far the company has sold about 3,000 laps, Mr Takahashi said.

The Hizamakura is similar to a product, shaped like a man's torso with one sturdy arm, which has been on sale since last December.

That product, the Boyfriend's Arm Pillow, was made by Japanese company Kameo, and is being targeted at Japanese single women.

ax
Dec 14, 2004, 20:15
I want one of this!

RockLee
Dec 14, 2004, 21:08
whahahahahahhaaha....that's just so damn funny XDDD omg...the inventions...it's really too funny

Mimmy_08
Dec 15, 2004, 00:30
yeah its very funny...I want that kind of pillow...hhmmm..

jovial_jon
Dec 15, 2004, 00:32
That picture is too funny. It's the positioning of his hands that make it.

Apollo
Dec 15, 2004, 01:29
HAHAH very funny, however, the customers who purchase these "pillows" must be feeling really lonely....no?

kirei_na_me
Dec 15, 2004, 01:59
That is just pitiful...

miu
Dec 15, 2004, 02:09
Didn't they make a similar thing for women except that it was an arm..? :3

Edit - Sorry, missed it ^^;

TwistedMac
Dec 15, 2004, 02:43
I can see why that guy is single though...

Ma Cherie
Dec 15, 2004, 10:11
That is SAD. Very, very, very, sad!

Ikyoto
Apr 26, 2005, 12:04
きもち わるい

If it disturbs me, is that the right thing to say?

Shas
Apr 26, 2005, 12:07
i love the japanese :>


whats the word for senseless inventions again? there was one special word or so

Mike Cash
Apr 26, 2005, 22:24
Didn't this thing come out like a year ago? The BBC must be running a backlog.

lexico
Apr 27, 2005, 15:44
whats the word for senseless inventions again? there was one special word or soAre you talking about Chindogu 珍道具101 Unuseless Inventions (http://www.wa-pedia.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6628&highlight=101+unuseless) :love:

A lot of those links are gone:

14 cigarratte parallel smoker (http://digital--underground.tripod.com/id10.htm)

Daddy can Breast feed ! (http://digital--underground.tripod.com/id8.htm)

360 PanoaVision Camera (http://digital--underground.tripod.com/id9.htm)

Dutch Baka
May 2, 2005, 03:18
the second pillow is a great idea... when you miss your b;g friend put some parfum on the arm... could help a lott...

or just normal... just maybe the arms should be a bit longer gna gna gna

Jent
May 2, 2005, 07:07
Didn't this thing come out like a year ago? The BBC must be running a backlog.


Yeah, honestly, I know I heard about it a long time ago.

But I can not believe someone even invented such a thing. Look how pathetic that guy looks... Does he even realize it? Does this product actually sell?

XxSirenxX
Jul 18, 2005, 10:23
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silly pplz...what shall they think of next

Prons
Sep 2, 2005, 11:26
It really says a lot about older Japanese salarymen, don't ya think?