masks

Even Spirited Away’s Yubaba wants you to wear a mask for coronavirus safety

Character from Studio Ghibli’s most fanciful anime world wants you to take real-life precautions against coronavirus infection.

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Brad Pitt discusses why his view on face masks changed in Japan

Hollywood star now wonders why we don’t all mask up.

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You can now get stick-on salon masks for haircuts in the coronavirus age in Japan

See-through and strapless, the new masks help getting a haircut in the new normal feel a little more like it did in the old normal.

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Pandemic hair trend: A haircut to match your mask not your face

Top stylist at a Japanese salon in Tokyo says there are three important points to looking good while wearing a face mask. 

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How to make your own sold-out Uniqlo Airism mask in less than two minutes

The latest “brilliant” idea from SoraNews24’s founder.

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Do the new Uniqlo summer face masks really deserve bad reviews?

We test the Airism product for three days in a range of conditions. 

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Japanese tactical face mask lets you weather the coronavirus storm while looking awesome【Photos】

Japan Self-Defense Forces supplier’s mask is also surprisingly comfortable.

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Tokyo Disneyland will require visitors to wear masks indoors when it reopens next month

♪M I C-K E Y, please wear your mask.♪

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High-price face mask boutiques open in Tokyo, where masks are fashion statement, not political

If a mask is like underwear for your face, why settle for something rough, cheap, and boring?

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Japanese kimono maker creates alluring face mask for hostesses

Hidden design features add extra sex appeal when eating and drinking.

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Customers race to Uniqlo for new summer face masks, but are they really worth the hype?

We try out the cool sold-out Airism product everyone’s been waiting for. 

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We try cooling our face masks five different ways, and don’t recommend doing any of them

It’s getting hot, and wearing masks in summer isn’t fun…but maybe find some other way to stay cool. 

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How to make a mask out of a coffee filter in just seconds

In less time than it takes to brew a cup of java, you could have a new face covering.

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We tried washing our “Abe masks” in the washing machine to see how they hold up

The masks are rumored to shrink in the wash…so we had to test it out, of course.

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Overseas otaku make huge donation of masks to real-life Japanese Love Live! town

Love Livers also turn down any compensation for their generosity.

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How to make an origami face mask【Video】

Like a beautiful folded paper crane…for your face.

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Masks appear on statues of Japan’s loyal dog Hachiko, but only one gets to keep it【Photos】

Symbol of loyalty turned into a sign of the times, but Tokyo authorities ask people to stop.

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How to make a mask out of a sock in two minutes with no sewing skills

100 yen shop chain Daiso shares some priceless knowledge that we immediately put to the test.

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Beyond face masks – Japanese company selling anti-infection paper helmets【Photos】

Box maker responds to nationwide mask shortage the best way it knows how.

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The most mysterious place to buy masks in Tokyo: Out of the back of this random dude’s car【Pics】

Our chance meeting with the mobile merchant.

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