Japan is home to some of the wackiest and weirdest products, including time-saving kitchen gadgets and downright crazy pet accessories. But just when you think you’ve seen it all, another new product hits the shelves that’s somehow both ridiculous and irresistible. Leading toy manufacturer Takara Tomy, mostly known for its figurines, has a noodle water slide that we have to admit looks like fun.
Meet the Big Stream Somen Slider Custom Basic (¥7,678), a nagashi somen slide designed to look like an attraction at the Tokyo Summerland water park. Nagashi somen is a Japanese summer tradition, where you catch somen (thin, wheat flour noodles) while they flow down a cold water slide usually made out of bamboo. Now you can have nagashi somen any time you want with your own personal slide.
Each box comes with one battery operated water fountain and attachable slide pieces.The latter come in straight and curved shapes, so you can easily customise the path of your slide and make it into a short course to feed one, or a longer course that’s big enough for five people to enjoy.
There are even different versions of the Big Stream Somen Slider, including the Mega Las Vegas (¥14,960), which features a fountain with LED lights, as well as a yellow Minion-themed one that’s 3.6 metres long (¥8,250).
You can find these products at major toy stores nationwide or purchase them from Takara Tomy’s official website.
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