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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Man Pillow--who would have thought!

NAGAREYAMA, Japan — After a long night at work as a radio DJ, Junko Suzuki likes to snuggle at bedtime — and she says she's found the perfect partner: a man-shaped pillow. 

Linen maker Kameo's new "Boyfriend's Arm Pillow" — which consists of a headless torso and a stuffed arm that curls around the sleeper — might make some people uneasy. But not Suzuki, or about 1,000 others in Japan who have bought the pillow, which Kameo says is the first of its kind. The product went on the market last December.
"I like to sleep holding someone's hand," Suzuki, 34. "And this pillow makes me feel relaxed because I can hold the arm and feel something warm at my side."
Kameo, based in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka, says the pillow is not only an emotional comfort, but that its shape keeps the body balanced by supporting the sleeper from both sides.
Sleepers typically curl up in between the body of the pillow and the crooked arm, with the sleeper's head resting on the pillow's "bicep."
"My grandmother used to say that there is nothing more comfortable pillow than a human," said Kameo President Tomoki Kakehashi. "So, I thought that maybe women would want to sleep on an arm-shaped pillow."
The pillow is only on sale in Japan, where customers can buy one for US$80 (Japanese Yen 8,500). Covered in a shirt-shaped pillow cover, it comes in blue, pink or green. For Suzuki, who is estranged from her husband, the pillow has definite advantages: It doesn't squirm or thrash in the night, and you know it'll be there in the morning. "It keeps holding me all the way through," she said in her home outside of Tokyo. "I think this is great because this does not betray me."   (

Need a good night's rest and need someone by your side--this may be the answer... have the need of someone by your side all the time and the Lord is ready--never leaves or forsakes--and fills all the  needs we have!  Don't just take comfort for a few night hours but get eternal salvation and round the clock comfort of God by your side and the Word to fill the heart!

Matthew 11:28-30 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. 

Hebrew 13:5 -...for he (Christ) hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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