If there’s one thing Japan does well, it’s paying attention to the small things. And for those who love small things, gacha capsule toy manufacturer Kitan Club has been smashing it out of the park in recent years, with an ever-growing range of miniature products that includes palm-sized bidet washlets, hats for cats, and tiny animals in tiny bikinis.
Now, they’re turning their attention to the world of household appliances, by reimagining the humble rice cooker, a mainstay in many a Japanese home, as a practical everyday product perfect for accompanying you on your shopping trips.
This little product won’t be cooking up a thumb-sized portion of rice for you to snack on outdoors, though. Instead, it’s designed to hold small items like pins, rings, paper clips and small coins.
These little rice cooker cases feature an impressive amount of detail in their design. Not only do they look identical to an everyday rice cooker, both in shape and in the buttons and digital display on their fronts, but they open up in the same way as well.
Pressing the latch on the front makes the lid pop up, revealing the non-stick cooking pot inside. And like a conventional rice cooker, the inner pot can be lifted out of the appliance, making it easy to remove your favorite products from it in one swift motion.
Each rice cooker case retails for 300 yen, and they are available at gacha capsule toy vending machines around the country.
According to Kitan Club, up to 10 of Japan’s 100 yen coins will fit into the rice cooker, meaning you can use it to carry 1,000 yen with you on your next outing.
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Source, images: Kitan Club Press Release
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