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The Japanese curry bible.

One of Japans most underrated food must be Japanese curry, everybody knows their sushi. sashimi and eh… cup noodles…but how many folks would associate curry with Japan? However, many who’ve had the fortunate opportunity to travel to this culinary paradise can vouch for the delicious taste of this underdog dish.

British food has always been the laughing stock of the international cuisines, an opinion which I personally don’t share, since I’ve eaten crickets, snake and a snapping turtle, and yes it tastes like it sounds. There is something comforting in a nice warm meat pie served with a “Late Knights Worm Catcher” (it’s a beer not some blue blooded bird). The Brits however never introduced those lovely pies in Japan, no they brought curry instead. The main reason why they brought curry was to prevent  beriberi (it sounds cuter than it is)on the long trips from England , the Japanese navy followed suit soon after.

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Inago or grasshoppers on a stick…nah

Whereas “western” curry consists of curry powder mixed with a stew, Japanese curry is made by frying curry powder, flour, oil and a whole lot of other ingredients (apple!?)to make roux. For those not familiar with the term, it’s a hard inedible piece of concentrated curry…it resembles a big bar of chocolate.

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Curry is any Japanese housewife’s favorite dish, it takes 10 minuted to make, it contains all the food necessities and you can keep it for a week….
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pork. carrots, potatoes, onions. green things…the whole vitamin alphabet on one plate!

Japanese curry comes in many flavors and levels of spiciness, but even though each curry tastes distinctively different than the other  the all around taste experience is the same, meaning that whatever brand you’ll buy, you’ll never end up with a bust.

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Vermont curry a favorite in my house, still don’t get the reference to Vermont though. One pack creates 12 servings.

Ok how to make curry? Well it’s almost as easy as making a sandwich,  you cut your veggies and meat and bake them all in a deep pan, add water and let it boil (for the first time cooks under us, that’s when the water is bubbly hot. )Then you add the roux and boil it some more. Ready!Still don’t get it…ok here’s a video for the cooking challenged.

Curry is tasty during all seasons, and the great thing is that you can make it for small and big groups of people, like a class full of kids on a school trip, at the camping place with your family and your neighbors, the soup kitchen you help out or to show off your cooking skills to your in-laws.. and it’s really low on calories….

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curry and anime go hand in hand

Hey Say JUMP curry commercial for you J-pop lovers!

Curry is basically cheap food, but you can make it as fancy as you want to.

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Curry made with Kobe beef

You know how creative the Japanese can be with food, and curry is no exception here either.

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Mum there’s a polar bear in my curry!
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What kid wouldn’t eat this?
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Glico Premium curry

 

Lee curry 20x spiciness!

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Topvalu Grand curry

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Boncurry

 

Kokumaru curry

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Dinner curry

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Torokeru (melting) curry

Wind and light Amami curry Chukarashi 180g (6 servings)

Kaze to hikari (Wind and light) organic curry

 

 

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Sapporo curry ramen (instant noodles)

Still on the edge? Well in the big cities you can often find some Japanese curries for sale, but if you don’t live near a big city…..? Companies won’t send you just one pack of curry, nope they expect you to buy a whole box..scary.

Well no worries mate, we at JWS can get you any kind of curry against the cheapest prices, we don’t order them online, no we go straight to the supermarket for you…we have a nice team of professional bargain shoppers/ bored housewives, who will find you the curry you want against the best price (and yes we enclose the supermarket receipt).

Japanese food which doesn’t involve raw fish,expensive beef or expects you to make noise when you eat it….try it, trust me you too will be a believer!

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We proudly present you the Miss figure election 2016, vote and you have to change to win the number one pick!

It’s been a long time coming, we have the Miss universe, Miss world, Miss bla bla elections, but what we (collectors, game, anime/manga lovers, otaku’s) have been missing is the Miss figure election. Of course the human Misses are beautiful in their own eh human way, but they wouldn’t stand a chance against the beauty and amazing body proportions of their plastic counterparts in a stand off.  I don’t want to sound sexist, so let me assure you that for me, figures are by no means a substitute for real life women..come on they are so tiny, they wouldn’t be able to fetch me my beer from the fridge!

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Now way she’d be able to open the fridge!

Whack! (that was the sound of my life partner smacking me on the back of my bald head)

Figures come in all sizes and shapes, and the price is often decided on the quality, details and popularity of the figure…but I’m going to forgo these points and judge them purely on their looks and uh character.

Without further ado, let me present you the 10 candidates:

1-Fighter Sasara from the psp game “ToHeart2 Dungeon Travelers”

 

Sasara is a feisty blond, who loves nothing more than to take long walks on sandy beaches, drink Cola Bacardi’s and slice  off some heads with her huge ax. she’s 25 centimeters tall and her favorite pet is a snapping turtle.

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2-Iris Dina Bernhardt from Muv Luv alternative.

 

Lovely  Iris is originally an East German army captain,  with a weak spot for bunnies and panzerfaust  hand grenades.  She’s a true amazon at a length of 36 cm.

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3-Saito Miohi from Love Torre

 

Blessed with a dynamite figure and strong love for anything bubbly, this Champagne sipping, bubble bath taking love is really into good causes, it doesn’t say what causes on her resume, but who gives a hoot, for all we care is that her presence in this world is  cause for living.     LOVEトレ ~エッチな恋愛トレーニング~ 斉藤澪火 アフターバブルパーティ (フィギュア) 商品画像8

4-Sakurai Aoi from RAIL WARS

 

Aoi chan (chan is a term of endearment, often used for younger women and girls) is not your typical miss contestant, being a bit of a tomboy, she doesn’t really like to flaunt her feminine side.  More “human like” proportioned she’s likely to get a lot of votes from the ladies.

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5-Lunchi DRAGONBALLGALS

A voluptuous body and the skills to kick some serious butt, makes this brunette a very strong contender for the crown of “Miss figure” . It is said that she’s an amazing twerker and that she taught pro-twerker Jessica Vanessa all the moves.

6-Anzu Futaba from Idolmaster, Cinderella girls.

With her puppy eyes and young looks, Anzu is certain to attract the votes of “rorikon” lovers, “rorikon” stands for “Lolita complex” and is the preference some men have for under aged looking girls (please don’t call this  sick, as we’re talking figures here..in real life however…)

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7-Purayama of  World Conquest Zvezda plot

Feisty Purayama loves to use the trick of attraction through concealing , she might be the complete opposite of Miley Cyrus! Purayama lost the use of her right eye at young age, but this has never stopped her in fulfilling her dreams  and goals..instead she uses it to look more mysterious by wearing a slightly disturbing eye patch AND a mask!

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8-Queen Sukasaha (Fate Grand Order)

This blue blooded royalty is all about style and class, giving “human” royalty a run for its money. If this was the queen of some country, I’d be emigrating there in jiffy.No flower printed Laura Ashley dresses for Sukasaha..the last person who suggested this, ended up on the sharp end of her spear!

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9-Super Sonico (Beach Queens)

What would a Miss figure election be without presence of one of the Beach Queens? This year’s representative is Super Sonico, a cute fun loving girl who likes to sunbath on the sandy beaches of Cancun while listening to the latest vocaloid tracks. If she wins, she wants to use the money to go to Nice in France, and get rid of those tan lines.

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10-Marie Rose (Dead or Alive)

If there had been earlier Miss Figure elections, than the ladies of action game Dead or Alive, would have been regular participants, with their beauty, skills and other bouncy attributes. It comes as a big surprise than that their entree lacks the two points which made this franchise so famous.

No bikini clad lady, Marie Rose like to wear Goth styled Lolita  maid clothes and is therefore no participant in the famous Dead or Alive volleyball games. This stunning blonde brings character and style to this Miss election.

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Choosing between these ladies might be hardest thing ever,  therefore we let you decide who will be our Miss Figure 2016. One person will receive the winning figure on courtesy of JWS.

Just fill out the form below and send us your vote, only the winner will be contacted and other votes will be erased as part of our strict privacy policy. So we guarantee you that you won’t receive any spam or other mail.

Some “contestants” are only up for pre-order, in which case we will order and once it’s “ready”, ship it to you.

Voting will end on the first of October and the results will be announced on the fifth of October.

Happy voting!

images from Hobby search

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ULTRAMAN suitcases combine style and substance.

BIBILAB, the company which has brought us a lot of unique products like the nomad suitcase, a suitcase which turns into a desk or the Damekun, the most comfy pajamas ever.

 

This time around they collaborated with our favorite super hero and created what we would call the most awesome suitcase ever!

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The “A MAN OF ULTRA” suitcase is not just very pretty to look at, it’s also very unique in its features. Instead of creating normal sized suitcase, they made it slim and tall,  so without  sacrificing any volume(58L),they created a far more useful form.

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Its sleek design makes it easier to carry around than an “ordinary” suitcase and takes less floor space. If you’re the kind of person who get brought to the Airport by limousine than you’ve never experienced or will experience (that is until the next Lehman shock..)the hardship we mere mortals suffer just to get to the airport. Bumping into people’s knees in full trains, going through the ticket gates in a most awkward style …..

"The smart even in a narrow space, such as escalators and trains in.

The width of this suitcase is equal to an A4 size paper and the height is 80 centimeters which would it make similar to traveling with a 5 year old child, just without the constant nagging for snacks and toilet breaks.

The “slim and tall” design makes it also possible to carry things, you normally wouldn’t be able to fir in your suitcase, like a skateboard/ Hoverboard, a tennis racket or diving equipment….

The suitcase is made of ABS and polycarbonate, materials which besides sounding very fancy have the characteristics of being light (4.3kg) and strong.

It has 4 quiet caster wheels of which two can be easily locked, they are pretty nice designed wheels too, giving you a little bling.

Quiet 4-wheel casters

Have you ever wondered how the customs inspects your luggage, even when you tightly locked yours? Well I haven’t, I’ve always been too busy looking for free WIFI, but not to get off topic here, this suitcase has a TSA lock (transportation security administration) which can only be openend by yourself and by TSA officials with a special master key, so in case they suspect something, they just open it and close it without breaking anything.

The ULTRAMAN suitcase comes in two varieties; the silver colored one is created by A MAN OF ULTRA and they also have a black version  with a silver accent stripe with ULTRAMAN’s pic.

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It even has a nifty space to keep your tripod!

Storage capacity 58 liters

Your 1/3 scale doll(!?) fits easily, because who would leave home without it?

These suitcases are limited and need preordering, with the silver version almost sold out and the black very close to being almost sold out. They are selling the suitcases through four selling points, with Amazon Japan being the only one which has still the silver one. So you have to act fast. Delivery will be on October 21.

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Not convinced yet? Have a look at this promo video.

Price:

Silver:35,000 yen (A man of ultra needs their cut I reckon)

Black:25,000 yen

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Serge Roso JWS

 

 

 

Strap a slab of delicious grilled meat on your back with this new backpack from Japan

This is just one of the items in a range of delicious accessories designed for meat lovers.

If you ever wanted to turn heads and make people’s mouths water as you walk by them on the street, there’s no easier way to do it than with a meaty backpack. This new product is the latest to join the weird and whacky rucksack range from quirky Japanese novelty goods store Village Vanguard, who previously thrilled us with their raw meat bag earlier this year.

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Now the backpack has progressed in the cooking process, developing a deliciously seared golden brown colour that makes it look just about ready for eating.

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▼ The thick slab of steak comes with a pair of soft brown straps so you can carry it around in maximum comfort.

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▼ And unlike your ordinary cut of meat, this one opens up to carry everything you need for the day, complete with inner pockets.

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Given its size, the meaty bag is a bargain at 2,160 yen (US$21.52). While it’s designed to be worn in summer, when the butter-topped serving would appear to sizzle in the sun, it’s still a top accessory for any time of the year!

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And for customers who prefer to keep their meat fandom within the confines of the home, the delicious steak is also available as a plump, tender cushion.
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If you’ve always dreamed of laying your head on a juicy piece of meat, this succulent looking cushion will give you enough meat sweats to last a lifetime.

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▼ Also available in a raw meat version, the cushions retail for 2,160 yen each.

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The meaty range is becoming increasingly popular with customers, so if your tastes tend towards the carnivorous variety,check out the  Village Vanguard online store and send us your request before they all sell out!

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Source, Images: Village Vanguard online store (1, 2)

Coolest anime inspired socks ever!

Based on the image of the world of witch Ichihara Yuko, the wish-granting shop owner of the famous xxxHolic manga series come these lovely socks.

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These socks are designed to combine, wear them straight under a black miniskirt and they project a bit of a wild side of you, wear them with high heels and you become a vixen.

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Now wear them over some tights and and your whole image changes again…according to the colour of your tights…red tights will make you look prudish with a naughty flame burning deep inside you….

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The embroidery of a smoking pipe and butterflies are the subtle reminders that you’re a xxxHolic reader and love well written and beautifully illustrated manga/art.

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If you want to surprise your boyfriend/husband/girlfriend/wife, why not wear them beneath this camisole dress thingy

Or if you’re in a real witchy mood, why not put them under your spell once and forever with this lovely lingerie set

So this is how witches read..?

The prices are of Super Groupies level, meaning not too high

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6,800 ¥

Ichihara Yuko model camisole dress underwear xxxHOLiC

8,500 ¥

Ichihara Yuko model lingerie set underwear xxxHOLiC

8,800 ¥ 

Let us know how we can help you!

Tomoko Hirano

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Bluetooth SSSP Communicator Pin, a necessity for those hunting monsters, aliens….or for those who just want a cool BT mic/receiver.

Yes I know, yet another Ultraman article…..sorry, I don’t wanna be a freak, but I can’t help myself. We at a JWS love Ultraman, some of our staff like the stories, others, like me, love the fashion and its total atmosphere..one member even has a full human sized Ultraman suit at home, and a 1.8 meter life like doll at home….so now you know who’s the only single member in our group too.

Thank god we are not alone in our obsession with this giant, yet delicate super hero, we bought and shipped quite a lot of products from the “A MAN OF ULTRA” shop worldwide.

Premium Bandai will release this month this amazing Bluetooth SSSP clip-on mic and receiver, where SSSP stands for Science Special Search-Party which are the brave folks who search and find bad-ass monsters and aliens.

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The original team

More than just a replica fashion statement though, this product actually improves over the original. The original communicator pin was merely a radio transmitter, where the new one works as a wireless mic, call notifier, speaker or headphone transmitter with its earphone jack and it’s a fashion statement!

Check the video and you see what I mean.

An incoming call is answered by pulling out the antenna and the ringing sound is the  tone of the original communicator, how much more authentic can it get? A little less authentic but very much welcomed are the volume buttons and buttons to change music tracks.

Indistinguishable  from the original..the intense look on your face is optional.
The mic is on top which makes for easier talking, except if you like your groin to do all the talking, then you’re out of luck.

This limited product is priced at 21,600 yen with delivery in February, pricey? Yes a bit but everything worth buying ain’t cheap, the rest is just “gamman” (Japanese for patience, in this context it means buying something cheaper while you long for the original item)shipping will not be expensive due to its light weight.

Serge Roso

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gothic rock, punk fashion brand DrugHoney sale has started!

Back in May we announced the opening of Gothic rock, punk fashion brand DrugHoney’s online web store. We are extremely pleased that our written introduction of this brand had some influence on our fashion conscious audience…clothes were ordered and shipped to the Philippines, the States,China, Korea,  Canada, Costa Rica, Belgium, Italy, France, Australia, Peru, Russia, Luxembourg, Brazil and Germany, proving that people no matter where they live, don’t want to be put in a box and labelled.

Those who were hesitant to purchase these awesome clothes are now given a new gateway through their summer sale. With discounts up to 50%, there is really no excuse anymore for those attracted to DrugHoney’s designs.

nightmare party one-piece ¥4,580 →→→ SALE¥2,290
Front stars and stripes flaps connected wide pants ¥5,280 →→→ SALE ¥2,640
big pocket cargo pants  ¥4,580 →→→ SALE ¥2,290

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If you’re on their page anyway, we recommend you to check out their  new arrivals which again beautifully tip toe the line between punk, Goth and mode!

Tomoko Hirano JWS

Sanrio anime bra sets for girls with smaller busts

Beauty is in the tiniest details.

Japanese lingerie brand Feast has been making a name for itself as one of the country’s premier manufacturers catering to ladies with petite “cinderella” busts. Now they’ve teamed up with Sanrio’s popular Little Twin Stars characters for their latest release, which features ribbons, frills, and gorgeous details.

With two colour variations to choose from – purple and mint blue – the fabric is cute and girly, featuring images of stars, moons and clouds, along with the logo of the two twin star characters, Kiki and Lala.

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The comfortable tube-top style bra helps to compliment a small bustline, with its ruched material working to make breasts appear larger.

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Born on a star, Kiki and his older sister Lala are two of Sanrio’s most well-known characters. The celestial siblings can be seen travelling to earth on a star in their logo, which sits daintily in the middle of the bra, while the straps feature frill accents and pretty ribbons.

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The briefs also feature lacy frilled accents and can be worn with the matching bra or with the blue-coloured top as contrasting coordinates.

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Each set retails for 6,800 yen (US$66.33) and will be sold online from 7 July at the Feast website and associated Kera Shop for delivery within Japan.

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We are as always happy to send them to you, wherever you are in this big world.

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Source: ITMedia

Beautiful Japanese maid uniform bikini sets are really kawaii!

Now you can go swimming in your maid’s costume this summer.

Japanese online swimwear retailer Pixy Party is making a name for itself with cute and sexy collections designed to make girls look like adorable waterside pixy fairies. This summer, they’re dedicating a whole line of bikinis to a different type of fantasy, with the “I Love Maid Lovely Bikini Set” featuring black-and-white numbers with lace, buttons and bowties in three eye-catching designs.

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▼ The first style features a lacy drawstring top and cute black-and-white briefs that perfectly replicate a maid’s uniform with bowtie details.

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▼ The second design comes with equally pretty details, including a lace neck strap and tiny black buttons.

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▼ The third design adds some maid-style frills to the straps, along with a thin, flowing black ribbon.

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The company mentions that the outfits are designed to be worn in and out of the pool, at events like summer outdoor festivals.

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While the lace details and embellishments are firmly sewn in to withstand use in water, the bikini tops are said to pair well with shorts and skirts when worn at outdoor events.

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Brave maids, of course, are free to wear the bikinis whichever way they like, and can even play mix-and-match with all three sets.

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The bikinis are available in small, medium and large sizes, and are currently available to purchase online for 5,184 yen (US$50.38) each, for delivery within Japan, or outside Japan if you use Japanwebshopping!

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Cogy, the wheelchair for those who can pedal, but not walk.

With a little re-branding and a helping “leg” from technology, this wheelchair is ready for the 21st century.

Profhand, the company behind the wheelchair that encourages people to use their legs, has been around since 2009, but you won’t be able to find much information about them since as of June 21, the company renamed itself. Now called Cogy, pronounced like “corgi” but without the “r”, the company hopes to harness the emerging virtual reality boom and combine the technology with their inspiring wheel chair design.

▼ Their chair in action. It’s quite inspirational.

The chair designed by Tohoku University Professor Emeritus, Yasunobu Handa and his graduate team, is the world’s first wheelchair that “requires” the use of your legs. Rather than depending on signals from your brain to move your legs, which paralysis victims often can’t do, the Cogy promotes a reaction from the spine. It might look like you are pedaling non-stop, but braking only requires a quick squeeze on the brake lever, much like a bicycle.

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▼ This handle can also instantly turn the wheelchair.

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▼ Color options. Excellent!

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The Cogy VR System is another important part of the re-branding and will utilize the latest technology to provide fun and helpful rehabilitation to the users.  By adding a sensor in the pedals that sends data to the app, it can measure foot pressure which will allow a user to get a better sense of balance and achieve a smooth center of gravity.

▼ Just going for a pedal down the street.

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▼ How the app looks

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The psychological effects of losing the mobility of your legs can be absolutely devastating to people with paralysis and many people who suffer from it dream of a day when they can use their legs again. While this isn’t exactly walking, the Cogy wheelchair does provide a way to move your body with the power of your “legs”, and just the idea of doing that can be incredibly uplifting to victims and their friends and family. You only need to see the smiles on people’s faces to know that this new wheelchair is doing exactly what Cogy wants it to do.

M 329,000円 / L 370,000円

Weight 14.8 kg (medium) , 17.3Kg (large)

They also have some extra options to go with it:

 

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アシストハンドル
assist handle
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Stand to use indoors, turn your wheels into a home trainer

Source: Cogy via Kai-You

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