If you don’t like the way you look in a protective mask — or even don’t like the way your own face looks — a Japanese manufacturer has a product that might help.
Tokyo resident Shuhei Okawara is selling “hyper-realistic” masks that cover a wearer’s entire face with the likeness of a complete stranger. “Mask shops in Venice probably do not buy or sell faces,” Okawara says. “But that is something that’s likely to happen in fantasy stories. I thought it would be fun to actually do that.”
— Barbara Velasco (@misfittoyqueen) December 16, 2020
Okawara says he based the likenesses on real Japanese residents who applied by sending in their photos. He says the masks will cost 98,000 yen — about $950 in American money — when they go on sale next year.
Would it be kind of creepy to wear someone else’s face?
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