Surgical Mask Fashion

Die OP-Masken-Mania in Japan ist schon so weit fortgeschritten, dass die Teile mittlerweile als Fashion-Item für junge Damen vermarktet werden:


These masks were designed with young Japanese women in mind. Other makers have also released scented masks or masks explictly directed at women.

Nikkei now reports that there’s a new sickness mask called the “Be-Fit Mask.” This is a pun, because here, “be” refers to the kanji character 美 (bi), which means “beauty.” In Japanese, the product name is 美フィットマスク or “Bi Fitto Masuku.”