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(article, Culinate staff)
Consider yourself an advocates of all things Japanese, odd, or truly, truly local? Then the rice-growing bra is for you. OK, so it's a gimmick. But the brassiere — one of a line of other goofy items of lingerie, including a sushi bra and a solar-panel-equipped model — comes complete with its own watering system. As Reuters noted, "Growing concerns over food safety and the environment, and the ideal of a laid-back rural lifestyle, are attracting more urbanites to agriculture, once the mainstay of Japan's economy."