Source: © Kitan Club Co., Ltd. The Perfect Gift For That Workaholic Friend: Sleeping Cats Encourage You To Catch Some Z’s 2020-01-08 Wed 2020-01-08 Wed In Japan, as in many countries around the world, striking a harmonious work-life balance is a serious challenge. When the balance tips on the side of work, one of the first things to get sacrificed is rest. Sleep debt has become a social issue, creating a demand for gadgets such as inflatable hoodies and cushions which let you take a nap at work, as well as sleep cafes giving sleep-deprived workers a chance for a quick siesta or a more prolonged nap. One could even argue that iyashi-kei 癒し系 (healing) characters such as Gudetama, a lazy egg always lounging around or relaxing, represent a kind of soft strategy addressing the stressful and overworked lifestyles many in Japan currently lead. Perhaps this helps to contextualize toy maker Kitan Club's new capsule toy, Guuskapii Nekochan, a series of figurines of adorable sleeping cats with peaceful smiles on their faces tucked into cozy-looking beds. © Kitan Club The catchphrase (or rather, cat phrase) in the advertising beckons you with: 「～きょうは もう ねよう～」 ("Let's call it a day and go to bed.") That's right. For 300 JPY, or less than the price of a cup of chamomile tea, you can now buy your own Guuskapii Nekochan that could be both a soothing and relaxing presence on your desk or workspace as well as a gentle reminder to catch some sleep. Perfect to own or give as a gift to a workaholic friend. Guuskapii Nekochan lineup © Kitan Club The figurines come in five varieties: White (L) and Grey (R) © Kitan Club Red tabby (L) and Calico (R) © Kitan Club Black and White © Kitan Club You can find Guusakpii Nekochan in capsule toy dispensers across Japan. For more information, see the official product page on Kitan Club's website. By - Ben K. Source:© Kitan Club Co., Ltd. Tags: capsule toy / Cat / Figure / Kitan Club / Kitten / overwork / Sleep / sleep debt / Sleeping / Toy grape Japan Goods The Perfect Gift For That Workaholic Friend: Sleeping Cats Encourage You To Catch Some Z’s Related Article 10 Photos Of “YOLO” Cat Taking Selfies With Buddies All-Edible Valentine’s Day Manekineko Chocolate Cats Want To Bring You Good Fortune Shiba Inu’s Adorable Sleeping Pose Inspires Hilarious Hashtag In Japan Girl Gets A Cat For Her Sick And Grumpy Grandpa And Turns His Life Upside Down Noh theater masks get a kawaii makeover in new capsule toy lineup When Cats Are Street Fighter II Characters – More Exciting Than The Game!