Face masks have been worn in Japan long before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, but the pandemic has definitely made them a more integral aspect of daily life. This has led to some creative designs, such as transforming horror monster masks, glowing gamer masks, and stylish masks for hostess club workers.

Japanese shop Takeya recently launched their "Smile Campaign" as a way of making staff look more "inviting" and friendly to customers by adding a realistic illustration of a human smile to standard employee masks.

The masks definitely are unique, but it's fair to say those not used to the fleshy grin might find it startling at first!

By - Big Neko.