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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, some jpop is pretty annoying...

On a related note, have you heard Ayano Tsuji? Guess you could call her a folk singer/ukulele player. Nice to see someone with talent doing well.

Heard an interview with her... guess she wanted to take up folk guitar originally, but her hands were too small to go around the neck. Isn't that just adorable?

- mkultra

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For more pictures of the smallfaced phenomena, please visit:

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, that is crazy. I have a small face and always wanted a wide one like Debbie Harry from Blondie. I guess different countries, different ideas about beauty.

5:51 PM  

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