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Ramen Mask Makes Use of Your Steamy Glasses

Ramen Design Fashion Stay Home

Sensible individuals are opting these days to stay indoors as much as possible and use masks when outdoors. But, there’s nothing in the social rulebook saying your mask has to be sensible. In fact, all this extra time at home has allowed some people to come up with crafty alternatives to the plain white face mask.

And Twitter user Takahiro Shibata (@iine_piroshiki) is one of them. Shibata has wowed us before with his skills in the kitchen, whipping up a sponge cake that looks like a dish sponge, and now he’s taking his love of food to the world of face masks, with the brilliant Ramen Mask.

The meticulously made mask features everything you’d expect from a good bowl of ramen: menma bamboo shoots; chashu braised pork; finely chopped scallions; a slice of fu wheat gluten; noodles; and a fatty, glistening broth.

However, the mask’s true beauty is realised when it’s strapped onto a bespectacled face, with the trapped air from the user’s mouth seeping out to fog up the glasses and create the appearance of steam.

Shibata recently shared these photos of his creation online, where they quickly went viral, earning over 243,000 likes and 68,000 retweets. People instantly fell in love with the idea of wearing a bowl of ramen on their faces.

While Shibata does sell some of his creations online, unfortunately, the Ramen Mask isn’t currently available for sale. There’s nothing to stop you from copying the look, though, and given that he’s provided step-by-step instructions on how to make giant sunflower seed cookies in the past, there’s a chance he might follow up with more details soon.

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