Not only Japanese culture is absolutely nothing like we have in the West, but their creativity concerning pastimes and DIY projects might also look quite strange to us. This time the Japanese came up with an idea to turn boring aluminum foil into something beautiful. The tin foil itself is surely nothing exciting – It is used for packaging, insulation, cooking… and making really shiny aluminum foil balls that appear to have no real purpose, apparently. That’s right, thanks to a Japanese jeweler, the whole country became obsessed with refining these metal leaves to perfectly shiny tin foil balls, and we aren’t sure how to react.

According to Twitter user @puchuco709, they took a whole 16-meter (52-feet) long roll of the federal government brainwashing-blocking material and started abusing it – hammering, polishing it. After probably a gazillion repeats, the tin foil ball was finished. People instantly fell in love with this low-budget DIY foil ball project, flooding Japanese social media with their very own versions. Can you think of a use for these Japanese foil balls? Let us know in the comments!

It all starts with an aluminum foil ball like this one:

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Then, with incredible amounts of determination…

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…lots and lots of repeating the same tedious task…

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…and hours of polishing to perfection…

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It turns into something like this!

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People instantly fell in love with this low-budget DIY project

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Flooding Japanese social media with their very own versions

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Here’s what people had to say about the trend: