For residents of Japan who choose to eschew chairs by opting for the more traditional cushion, yet at the same time find lengthy lazing about sessions somewhat uncomfortable, the commonly found cushion-cum-chair combo is an ideal compromise.
The problem is, as the above picture perfectly demonstrates, they aren’t very appealing as far as aesthetics go – practical probably being a polite way of describing them. However thanks to Roy at Q-Taro, those looking for a bit of novelty whilst nestling down for the night can’t go far wrong with the bread-themed designs below.
Like this simple toast-like offering for example, which, as an added extra, appears to have a similar consistency and thickness to real Japanese bread. And not necessarily all that more expensive either, priced at a relatively reasonable 3,980 yen (18 pound).
Or for the more adventurous, a hamburger or garishly green melon bread model could be ideal.
Or not as the case may be.