25 November, 2013

Japan Photo #43 Answer

I asked you on Friday if you knew what this is:

It took an person of Asian background to get it. island guessed "for our ears". It is indeed an Ear Pick. 

Never heard of such a thing? It is apparently a common service that Japanese (or even more broadly, Asian?) mothers perform for their children and wives perform for their husbands: cleaning the ear canal. And, apparently, it is extremely pleasurable for some. This article, about Ear-cleaning Parlours in Tokyo, will give you more information (possibly more than you want to know).

I want to assure you that I've never used one!

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