Japanese Company Pays People $380 to Make Hyperrealistic Masks of Their Face

Japanese Company Pays People $380 to Make Hyperrealistic Masks of Their Face
Carl Samson
By Carl Samson
December 2, 2020
A company in Tokyo has reached out to residents to turn their faces into hyperrealistic masks — and for a relatively good deal.
Kamenya Omote, an actual mask company, will pay each willing local $380 for its new project, which relies on 3D-printing technology.
Image via Kamenya Omote
Each mask is 105% of the ratio of the person’s actual face, which suggests it will fit almost anyone who wears it.
“We will buy and sell your faces. A story once only in science fiction has now become a reality,” the company said. “No one knows yet what will happen to a world full of the same faces as you.”
Image via Kamenya Omote
The company’s owner appears to be the first to turn his face into a hyperrealistic mask.
Image via Kamenya Omote
As of this writing, preorders for the $750 product have sold out.
Image via Kamenya Omote
Official images show the level of detail that went into the mask, from eyelashes to mustache and beard stubble.
Image via Kamenya Omote
The entire project apparently aims to get people saying, “I’ve seen that face somewhere.”
Image via Kamenya Omote
Image via Kamenya Omote
Image via Kamenya Omote
Image via Kamenya Omote
Image via Kamenya Omote
The project’s application period ended on Nov. 14. It’s unclear whether Kamenya Omote plans to continue it — perhaps by expanding to accept applications outside Tokyo — but the fact that the owner’s face sold out suggests a large enough demand.
Feature Images via Kamenya Omote
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