The Horror, The Horror: ¥2000 Ear Pick Arrives to Remove White Fluff from Children’s Ears

Q-Tips; cotton swabs; ear buds; whatever you know them as, most of us have stuck one of those little fluffy-ended paper sticks in our ears at some point in our lives.

Japan, though, has a rather unique fondness of ear picks, or “mimi-kaki” as they’re known here. So much of a fondness, in fact, that a brand new three-pronged wire monster of an ear pick– with a whopping ¥2000 ($25 US) price tag– has just entered the already rather crowded ear pick market, whipping Japan’s ear-cleaning otaku up into a frenzy…

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