Eyeball Massage

The do-it-yourself massage section at Tokyu Hands is just bursting with frightening inventions dedicated to helping you reach the kinks in every part of your body, but I had to look twice at this one to find out just how one was supposed to massage one’s eyeballs. Apparently it works by stimulating the acupressure points around your eyes.

But check out the package design. The model’s tongue piercing is a nice random touch, as are the little drawing of a dog by the arrow pointing to the handy carrying pouch, and the crossed screwdriver and wrench motif. But my favorite element is that the manufacturer felt the need to print a disclaimer in very large outlined litters which reads, “This does not cure nearsightedness.”

If you’d like to visit Tokyu Hands the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions & maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback

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