Japan is known for churning out wacky products, and this selection doesn't disappoint.
Some, like the hairdryer which is powered by the wearer's footsteps, are plainly absurd and impractical, but amusing nonetheless.
Others, the baby's onesie which doubles up as a floor mop, for instance, are actually quite clever.
Gadget-lovers could be intrigued, too, by the machine the grates butter so it's easier to spread, or the automated fork twister which elevates the process of eating spaghetti.
Other curious contraptions include a sleeping bag you can walk around in and a portable stand on which to rest your weary head.
Here, we present a catalogue of Japanese inventions so bizarre, it's a wonder they ever made it to the manufacturing stage.
Timesaver? A hairdryer device which is powered by footsteps (left) and (right) an umbrella cocoon for those who really, really don't like rain
Nifty: We've all wiped our hands on the back of our trousers in absence of a towel, so this inventor spotted a gap in the market
Multi-tasker: This genius onesie enables babies to mop the floor while they crawl around
Spreading made easy: Buttering toast can indeed be a pain, but not if you nab yourself one of these butter graters
Do you find it hard to use eye drops? Whether or not these glasses would actually help remains a mystery
Snazzy: The tie on the left contains a multitude of hidden pockets, while the one on the right doubles up as an umbrella
Discreet: This is advertised with a questionable translation that reads - 'Liberating Japanese female of worries to be seen as bad mannered, when enjoying the big mouthful of hamburger'
The lazy man's starter kit: A sleeping bag you can walk around in (left) and a portable stand on which to rest your weary head (right)
Walkies: This utterly bonkers contraption seemingly allows owners to take their goldfish on a wander
Come again? These shoes mean you can squish bugs and then parade their entrails around the house in a grim warning to other bugs
Tuck in: Noodles are a staple food in Japan, and now you can cool them with your chopsticks (left) and avoid splashing yourself (right) with this curious item of headwear
Comfort is key: This pillow makes it easier to use your laptop on the floor, and actually looks pretty effective
Can't be bothered to twist your fork? Fortunately, there's a gadget to do it for you
But why? Last but not least, an umbrella system which apparently gathers rainwater into a (not so) handy tank