Japan exports pillow love, yowza!

Since the days of ancient Japan, guys have “loved” their pillows, which are called dakimakura (dah-kee MAH-koo-rah) (3Yen / 2009-07-24).
boyfriend pillow
And, for the past several years Japanese women have loved pillows too (3Yen / 2008-01-04). So, it’s only natural that the Japanese linen maker, Kameo Corp., in Tokyo would share their love and start marketing this “Boyfriend Pillow” in the West as described below.

The Boyfriend Pillow
CNN Nov. 23, 2012
the Boyfriend Pillow…serves as a bedtime substitute for the missing man in your life. Feel the warmth and security as you curl its plush arm around your body and rest your head on the half-chested slab of memory foam that oddly happens to be wearing a full button-down shirt to bed. Maybe he just came home drunk from happy hour. Again.
Oh, but you don’t care. You still love him.

japanese boyfriend pillow extra benefits
deluxecomfort.com explains…

The same company also offers a Girlfriend Pillow too, which has a product description in breathless engrish…

japanese girlfriend pillow
body-pillow japan export



Previously on the 3Yen we have reported on a one-armed, robotic. bear pillow stops snoring by pawing and attacking users if they snore in their sleep called: “Jukusui Kun” (3Yen / 2010-10-08) . And, don’t miss our classic report about The ultimate otaku hookup, ‘Hug Pillows’ (3Yen / 2007-10-21).

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12 thoughts on “Japan exports pillow love, yowza!”

  1. I would like a demonstration video on how to properly use these new forever alone buttress cushions.

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  3. Are robots replacing the humans who care for the elderly in nursing homes?
    One of its functions is to soothe the elderly in settings where there isn’t a human available. This notion of artificially soothing naturally makes some people uncomfortable, especially given that many of the elderly people for whom such technology is designed may suffer from senility and not fully understand that they are not petting or interacting with another living creature
    Wherever we stand on the broader issues, though, we can all agree: There’s a pretty good chance that chair comes to life at night and murders people....slate.com

  4. The Moral Use of the Pillow.
    tumMoral Use of the Pillow

  5. Bibi Lab improved upon the design of their twintail body pillows — the “Royal Twintail” version that promises to let users wallow in the lap of luxury.

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