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Out editors have compiled a list of the "Top 5 Strangest Japanese Accessories" for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites? "Continue reading" for the full list.

5. Nose Stretcher

Just clip this on your nose for a couple minutes per week and it will start stretching the cartilage to a desired size. It's available now from Rakuten for just $6.94 USD.
"A flat little nose is a common feature among Japanese women. But that all changed with this nose lengthening device."
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4. Bandai Cat Paws

It's like having an extra hand on your keychain. The "Neko Nyanbou" by Bandai are artifical cat paws operated with a small handle. You can use it to scratch your back, shake someones hand, or even as a good luck charm? V
"Why on earth would you use these? To scratch your back, to scare a colleague or just as an extension of your arm... "
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3. Neck Stretcher

Simply place around the neck and than use the handpump to send air rushing through the tube. You're supposed to feel a nice "refreshing sensation" as the pressure slowly stretches the back of your neck. [Source]

2. Slim Mouth Piece

This weird Japanese gadget is supposed to tone your face by expanding and contracting flaccid facial muscles. According to the manufacturer, it takes only 2-3 minutes of exercises per day to "sharpen your features". It comes in medium/hard spring tensions and is priced at $9.50 USD.
"Well, the theory is that if you widen your mouth, you will have the appearance of a small face, so prized by the Japanese. "
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1. Face Slimmer

This crazy product not only makes you look like something from a horror movie, but slims your face using contact pressure and doubles as a sauna to sweat the fat away. [Source]








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