I've been admiring Sawako Furuno bicycle helmets for some time but there are no local retailers who sell them. There are plenty of online retailers but I hesitated to purchase one sight unseen and without trying it on. They come in one size to fit a head circumference between 54 and 58 cm. My head circumference measured at about 55 cm so I figured it should be ok.
icargobike had the best price and the "Ran" model I liked (although I also contemplated getting the Sakura from Cyclechic) so I placed my order. Here it is:
Rear view with size-adjusting dial, which I apparently need to straighten out:
Inside view with foam inserts:
It also came with a dustbag:
I love the concept of this helmet - stylish, functional, and unique. But the problem is it looks effing huge on me! Sure, it fits, but I feel kind of ridiculous wearing it. Before I purchased, I saw all sorts of pictures of other petite Asian cyclists wearing them and they looked fine so I thought I'd fit right in. Maybe I'm being too self-conscious and it's not as bad as I think but I'm still debating whether I'll keep it. Regardless, I should probably just suck it up and know that my noggin is protected.