Fungus Mungus' Weird Stuff in Japan

A chronicle of general weirdness I've encountered during my stay in Japan.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Small Face

In the west, we obsess over having small bodies. There, thin will probably always be in, but in Japan, where many people already have thin bodies, having a chiisai kao, or small face, is a prized attribute. Most of the JPOP idols, many lacking talent, at least have "small faces".

I ran across this little device that is supposed to help the girl achieve the small face of her dreams. Behold, I give you the:

Ofuro de Kogao

Literally meaning "small face in the bath", this nifty little device is designed to be worn in the bath. It supposedly slims your face, giving you that pixish face such as those sported by Ayumi Hamasaki (see my blog post on the Ayumi Van in a previous blog post). I think if small faces make it big in the west, they should market this product as Kogao de Jason.

Sorry for the absense

Wow, it's been more than 3 months since my last entry. Looks like I have some catching up to do. In my defense, I have been busy with preparations for my wedding, so blogging has had to be set aside to make sure things went smoothly in that department. I've got some more goodies to go up in the next day so please check back.