We’ve all been there — you’re in a quiet meeting or class and suddenly your stomach begins to growl. You can regret skipping breakfast all you want but it’s not going to quiet things down. But now, thanks to Japanese stationery company Eins Corp, you can scarf down your notes. Just make sure they’re not important!
Kamihime are a series of edible note pads made from wafer paper (starch powder, olive oil and water) that you can write on using an edible ink pen (water, citric acid and coloring). And when those hunger pains set in, just chew over your notes.
The naming — “kamihime” — is a riff on otohime, which is that device found in Japanese bathrooms that plays music so nobody hears your business. Similar concept! You can read more about how the product came to be in this interview with the creators.
Kamihime currently comes in 4 scents: vanilla, strawberry, orange and curry. Each note pad comes with 20 sheets of paper and a pen and retails for 2000 yen (about $18 usd).