With spring comes 花粉症 (kafunsyou), also referred to as hayfever. Spring is probably the season where most Japanese don a mask to block out pollen.
While these masks in the photo above are great at what they do, they are old tech.
There is ongoing research at making the perfect mask. Wearing a mask poses several issues – issues like to what extent does the mask protect the wearer, fogging of the glasses and being considered unfashionable.
This futurist mask is for the fashion-conscious. It blocks out almost everything from every direction. Pretty sure it also blocks out everyone though. ^^.
This nose filter is ingenious. Only plugs those 2 holes that matter. I think it was slightly less than ¥500 a pack.
If this becomes popular, I guess there’ll be fewer ninjas roaming the streets in Tokyo. ^^.
Hayfever a problem for you? I never had an issue. Should I credit my natural filters?