A Mask to Wear While Eating? This Japanese Restaurant Invented One

It would been nice to have this hack (which is what it really is) a little sooner, but better late than never.

An Italian restaurant chain in Japan called Saizeriya (what — you didn’t think the Japanese ate Italian food?) has come up with an inventive way for customers to dine out while still wearing a face mask.

A pair of videos, the first courtesy of Nippon TV News, the second from the restaurant itself, provide the lowdown.

The second video, which is in Japanese, lacks subtitles, but you’ll have no trouble following along as the step-by-step process is illustrated (beginning at 1:01). I was able to pick up a couple of words, among them napkin and mask, which are evidently English loan words.