Japanese brewing and distilling company Suntory is working on designing headgear that would keep pub-goers safe while recapturing the pre-COVID-19 crisis experience of a night out in pub.
The Financial Times quotes Suntory chief executive Takeshi Niinami as saying, "We are working on how we can have izakaya [a type of Japanese pub] gatherings using face shields. It looks weird, but being weird may be acceptable in the new normal."
Ideas And Prototypes
Ideas that the team at Suntory have come up with so far include face shields resembling astronaut helmets and sun visor hats that can be worn while eating and drinking.
Suntory has already tested some prototypes on izakaya employees, but the company said that it has not yet come up with a winning design.
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