These adorable yellow-headed baby chick matches from Japan's Tobacco & Salt Museum 'strike' a balance between art and utility.
Artist Kumi Hirasaka designed these too-cute-for-words (but we'll try anyway) matches, sold at the Tobacco & Salt Museum in Tokyo's Sumida ward. Just an FYI – tobacco and salt were once considered essential commodities protected by an official government monopoly.
Kudos to Jonelle Patrick of Only In Japan for including these unique “so hot right now” artworks in her list of the Top Ten Crazy Holiday Gifts From Japan 2018. While we agree these matches would make a unique and unforgettable gift, you'd have to be “crazy” to actually use them... they're just too cute!
Just imagine how traumatic it would be for a child to watch a cute tiny chick's head burst into flames as they strike one of these matches to light up a... wait, that's not going to happen, so carry on. Also, please visit the Tobacco & Salt Museum next time you're in Tokyo. No doubt their gift shop sells cute salt as well.