At first it was 3D chocolate replicas of the women to give their men on Valentine’s Day. Now Fab Cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo is offering up gummy love. Yep, you guessed it; men can now give their special ladies a gummy replica of themselves for White Day.
White Day is a uniquely Japanese “holiday” celebrated on March 14 where men who received a honmei-choco (‘chocolate of love’) or giri-choco (‘courtesy chocolate’) during Valentine’s Day have to return the favor and give gifts to the women. And Fab Cafe is giving men the chance to express their love in a very gummy way. Just like with the 3D chocolate replicas, the cafe offers a two-day workshop to be able to create the 3D gummy replicas for around $65. The first session, customers will have their bodies mapped with a 3D scanner in whatever pose they want. At the next session, the 3D moulds are printed out by their high-powered 3D printers and they can now make their gummy replicas to take home for their White Day celebrations.
Fab Cafe, which opened in Tokyo just last year, can mean two things: one, it is obviously a contraction of the word ‘fabulous’. But on the other hand, it can also be a shortened version for the word ‘fabrication’, given that they are equipped with a powerful laser cutter which they let the customers use for a fee to cut out designs in Adobe Illustrator files. Their 3D printers are also used to prototype designs and products.
[ via Daily Mail ]
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