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17 Strange Yet Innovative Inventions From Japan

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Japan has always been known for their innovative inventions. Besides, this is the country that gave us anime, instant noodles, Nintendo, pocket calculators, emojis and a whole lot more.

That said though, there also isn’t an absence of absurd, crazy creations in the country. Just check out the photo compilation below and you’ll immediately see what I mean.

#1. Butter Grater

1. Butter Grater

Source: Kotaku

The perfect butter for your toast. Finally!

#2. Umbrella Tie

2. Umbrella Tie

Source: Novoed

I really can’t decide whether this one’s ridiculous or pretty useful.

#3. Eyedrop Funnels

3. Eyedrop Funnels

Source: LuvJapan

Using eyedrops will be much easier with this tool – although it will look a little sillier.

#4. Silent Karaoke

4. Silent Karaoke

Source: Ipick

For those times when you don’t want to disturb your neighbors. Or if you’re too embarrassed with your bad singing voice.

#5. Sound Catcher Pillow

5. Sound Catcher Pillow

Source: Gizmodo

This sound catcher pillow will make your rests more blissful.

#6. Cupmen

6. Cupmen

Source: Listelist

This Cupmen will let you know if your noodles are ready. And it looks quite hilarious!

#7. Square Watermelons

7. Square Watermelon

Source: MelonMold

Yes, you read that right: square watermelons.

#8. Hearing Enhancer

8. Hearing Enhancer

Source: RatailedBoy

Because hearing aids are too mainstream.

#9. Chopstick Fan

9. Chopstick Fan

The Japanese obviously love their noodles they even invented fans for it.

#10. Rain-Proof Umbrella

10. Rain-Proof Umbrella

Source: TommyLandz

No more worrying about arriving in office with wet uniform during rainy days.

#11. Simple Ear Explorer

11. Simple Ear Explorer

Source: DailyOniGiri

Some have called this a “Q-Tip on steroids” and rightly so.

#12. Bubble Wrap Keychain

12. Bubble Wrap Keychain

Source: Gadgets-Zone

Everyone loves popping bubble wrap.

#13. 360 Degree Camera

13. 360 Degree Camera

Source: CycleChat

Now you can easily take 360 pics for your Facebook.

#14. Book-Shaped Pillow

14. Book-Shaped Pillow

It’s kinda ironic that the cover says “workaholic.”

#15. Shoe Umbrellas

15. Shoe Umbrellas

Source: TechnoCrazed

Gotta keep those shoes shiny, I guess.

#16. Banana Case

16. Banana Case

Source: HolyKaw

You wouldn’t have to force those bananas into your lunch box anymore.

#17. Battlescratch Shirt

17. Battlescratch Shirt

Source: SuperRadNow

Plainly genius! Now asking someone to scratch your back will be much easier.

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