Every year, Triumph, a popular lingerie manufacturer, showcases a concept bra that highlights the current trends and issues in Japan.
The designs are over the top, sometimes socially relevant, and extremely strange just like the Japanese spirit of ‘chindogu’; a refined Japanese art of absurd inventions.
From rice field-themed bra to chopstick bra, the international company never fails to amuse not just Japanese fans but people from all over the world.
Take a look at some of the weirdest bras from Triumph Japan.
1. Chopsticks Bra
Made to encourage the use of non-disposable chopsticks, the “Chopsticks” bra features two cups, one for rice and one for miso soup, as well as a removable chopstick rest between the two.
2. Rice Field Bra
Triumph Japan took the saying “Go Green” to the next level by releasing the “rice field” bra. The bra, which serves as a planter when worn, allows users to grow rice In it. The outfit comes with a real rice plant, a belt that becomes a hose, and test tube waist holster.
3. Judicial Reform Bra
Imagine a bra that doubles as a pair of scales. Inspired by the reform in Japan’s judicial system, Triumph Japan definitely did “justice” to this absurd creation.
4. No More Plastic Bags Bra
Take grocery shopping to the next level with this unique bra that turns into a grocery shopping bag.
5. Anti-Smoking Manifesto Bra
Quit smoking with the help of this concept bra which comes with a tiny vial of lavender to combat your smoking urges.
6. Solar Power Bra
Aside from the solar panels, the “eco-friendly” bra has refillable pads which can be transformed into drink holders cutting down the use of plastic bottles.
7. No to Declining Birth Rate Bra
Because of Japan’s declining birth rate, this concept bra was designed to encourage Japanese couples to have more babies. The left cup shows Japan’s population status in 2006, while the right cup shows a sad forecast of the country’s population condition by 2030.
8. Close Sisters Bra
For Winter 2014, Triumph Japan created a concept bra fit for Frozen fans. Interestingly, the bra aims to bring sisters closer just like characters in the popular Disney movie. So how exactly will it create a stronger bond between sisters? The undergarment’s colour and pattern changes when the wearers are close to each other.