Embracing The Season, one Japanese nose bra at a time
Ahhh, spring is here, and in Japan, that means it’s time for The Annual Season!
Oh, you thought I meant cherry blossoms?
And it’s not actually the cherry blossoms that are the big culprits, it’s those dang cedar trees that produce all the fragrant wood used in traditional Japanese buildings.
Fortunately, Japan Inc is ON IT. Forget what your mother told you never to do, and when the cedar boughs do their worst, poke one of these ingenious little devices firmly up each nostril. They’re a lot more comfortable than the Legos you tried that with as a child, plus they claim to catch 99% of the pollen that would otherwise make your life a living hell for three months a year.
And if you prefer a disposable model, try these little dandies. They look like nose bras but claim to be invisible when worn.
Of course, if you’ve got serious larceny to commit, and those pesky trees insist on blooming, this hay-fever-be-gone solution neatly solves all your sneezing and identity-concealment problems with one stylish solution.
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