If you have ever suffered from noodle harassment, you will be delighted to learn that a new eating utensil has been created especially to cancel this out. The Otohiko is a large fork designed to camouflage the unpleasant sounds of noodles being slurped by the eater. No, this is not a parody item. Instant noodles giant Nissin genuinely developed this product to allay the concerns of some people about how noisy the Japanese can be when they eat noodles. Japanophiles will also spot how the fork is similar in concept to the Otohime, which is a Toto sound system in a toilet that plays a water running sound to cover the noise of your pee. The Otohiko works with a dedicated iOS app to provide acoustic camouflage while you enjoy your noodles with as much slurping as you like. If the device detects slurping sounds, then it sends a signal to your phone, which activates the application and starts to play a covering sound. You never need to worry about offending other diners again!
The Otohiko Anti-Slurping Noise Noodle Eating Fork features: