Surveillance cameras can sometimes give you a creepy feeling (especially the ones you can’t directly see) but the nation of cute- and friendliness, Japan, now offers two solutions for that problem.
One example of a “friendly” CCTV camera is the Daruma surveillance doll. Daruma is a wish doll in Nippon so that many Japanese people see the little guy in a positive light by nature (even though it says “security camera” on the doll in the video above).
Another solution is to manufacture surveillance cameras with a wooden body. In the video, you can see a traditional Japanese guest house (ryokan) use these cameras in order to give guests a sense of security without interfering with the design of Japanese style wooden ryokans.
Via Japan Probe