Saizeriya Japan introduces DIY mask for diners to wear while they eat

It doesn't fully cover the mouth, though.

Fasiha Nazren | August 09, 2020, 03:04 PM

Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, a lot of people in Japan are required to wear masks for a variety of activities, including taking rides at theme parks.

Mask for dining in

Family restaurant chain Saizeriya, which serves Italian food, has developed a special face mask especially for eating and drinking in Japan.

Called the shabereru-kun ("talkable-kun"), the mask was introduced in a video featuring Saizeriya's general manager of store administration Atsushi Takagi.

This special mask only requires a regular mask and a napkin.

To make the mask, one essentially has to fold the mask into half to cover one's nose and tuck in a napkin to partially cover one's mouth, leaving an open gap at the bottom of the mask.

How to use mask

Here's Atsushi demonstrating how to eat and drink with the mask on.

According to Japan Times, here's what Saizeriya's president, Issei Horino, said of the quick fix:

"It might look fragile, but the paper napkin can prevent droplets.

We want people to enjoy dining out even in the time of the coronavirus calamity."


Top image screenshot from video.