As a parent on the go, you don't want to be encumbered with extra things to carry around. Why bring along bottled water and a separate plastic cup when you can combine the two functions in one?

Heso Production Co., Ltd., the Osaka-based unusual goods maker which you may recall from our article on cans containing "air of the departing Heisei Era" has now launched a convenient and hygienic two-in-one cup / bottle cap series from their Ocean Crew aquarium-themed brand, representing the various animals you're likely to find at Japanese aquariums and sea parks, and each one in cute designs sure to please kids.

Let's take a gander at the lineup of animals you can choose from:

  • Seal
  • Dolphin
  • Turtle
  • Otter
  • Pink Dolphin
  • Octopus
  • Clownfisih
  • Jellyfish
  • Whale Shark
  • Penguin
  • Sea otter
  • Spotted garden eel and orange-barred garden eel

As you can see, the cups have a grooved area in the base allowing you to fit it on to most plastic bottles:

So it looks like this:

Not only can you benefit from the great functionality, convenience and cute designs to choose from, but since kids' lips never directly touch the bottle, it's a hygienic solution too.

So, during your travels in Japan, when you visit one this country's excellent sea parks or aquariums such as the Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, the Enoshima Aquarium in Kanagawa Prefecture or Kyoto Aquarium in Kyoto, you might want to pick one up at the gift shop!

Product Details

  • Name (JP): 水族館ペットボトルキャップコップ
  • Name (EN): Aquarium Plastic Bottle Cap Cup
  • Price: 400 JPY (excl. tax)
  • Retail date: Mid July 2019 (may vary depending on retailer)
  • Sales area: Aquarium gift shops throughout Japan
  • Manufacturer: Heso Productions Co., Ltd.

By - Ben K.