The art, technology, and cuisine the country produces posses certain attributes that are distinctly Japanese. Certain taboos that exist in American culture are absent in Japanese culture, and vice versa. Still, the 15 toys below have left us scratching our heads. Editors note: Some may find a handful of the products below offensive, or graphic in nature. Please keep this in mind if you intend to read on.
10 Strangest Japanese Toys
You Can Shave The Baby doll
Shave the baby asian toy
Since dealing with an over-zealous pup is something all dog owners adore, why not recreate that awkward encounter every time you plug in your USB stick. A boy gets his hair cut on the day of Longtaitou festival in Huludao, northeast China's Liaoning province. It also serves as an alarm clock, so you can poke the box first thing in the morning. In ancient Chinese culture, the Chinese dragon was believed to be in control of rain.
Our internet is a fun and fascinating tool, but its laziness can be confounding. Pertinent background information is so often avoided, or eschewed in favor of propagating misinformation. A small case in point: Images of the oddly hairy baby doll shown below have been circulating on the web for several years now, most often presented as a lone, wacky 'WTF' photo, and almost always with the implication that it was spotted for sale in a marketplace for cheap Asian-produced toys. Almost never mentioned is that 'You Can Shave The Baby' was never a consumer item, but rather an art object created in by Zbigniew Libera , consisting of a set of ten matching dolls in ten matching cardboard boxes. As described at the Polish artist's website ; "