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The Octopus Treatment…For Your Face

VacuLiftRoller

If you’re a little short on live octopus tentacles the next time you need a beauty treatment, Tokyu Hands will happily sell you this pink plastic Vacu & Lift Roller. I’m not sure what lasting beautification this device is supposed to deliver, but if I ever see someone walking down the streets of Shibuya looking like they just face-wrestled a cephalopod, I’m going to ask them.

If you’d like to visit a Tokyu Hands store the next time you’re in Tokyo,  maps and all my favorite stuff to do in Shibuya are on my other blog, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

4 thoughts on “The Octopus Treatment…For Your Face Leave a comment

    • I love Tokyu Hands too! Sometimes I just take the elevator to the top floor and walk down through all the departments, just looking at all the wacky stuff they sell. It changes all the time!

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