From The Big J via RocketNews24/Andrew Y. comes the latest craze [Aren’t they always having ‘crazes’? -Ed.]…..HAMSTERS IN SLEEVES.
RN says that Japanese homes are somewhat poorly heated- we’ll take their word for that- and these naturally burrowing lil’ guys head straight for the closest source of warmth….
…right up your sleeve.
Also quoting RN here, they say “This trend is known as ‘袖ハム sodehamu.’ (Sode 袖 = sleeve, hamu ハム = the first half of the Japanese pronunciation of ‘hamster.’)
And is the case with a lot of Cute things in Japan-
You’re sometimes left with a surprise.