Killer Kumamon, and his ninja rose shuriken


くまモン kumamon writes:
みなさんも、よか夢ば見てはいよ〜。おやくま!〜☆

You can also see if you dream. Oh Bear!〜☆

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Japan’s zany mascot, Kumamon the bear, is acting deadly with his rose shuriken—the throwing dart of super-secret ninja of the barazoku/薔薇族—the Rose Tribe (urbandictionary).

According to Wikipedia, there are many varieties of shuriken —known in the West as ‘throwing stars.’ Ninja Kumamon is shown with his bō shuriken (棒手裏剣, stick shuriken).

Bō shuriken can be constructed from a wide variety of everyday items, hence there were many shapes and sizes. Some derived their names from the materials of which they were made, such as kugi-gata (nail form), hari-gata (needle form) and bara-gata (rose form), ha, ha.
 
Previous 3Yen reports of killer Kumamon’s antics include:
   • Kumamon did it! (3Yen / 2014-04-13)
   • Kumamon gets crazier (3Yen / 2013-07-07)
   • Panic disordered characters in the kitchen (3Yen / 2012-11-04)
panic disordered character in the kitchen..

 



 


Sesame Street beats out Japan’s “SENTO STREET”

Every nengajo campaign for New Years’ postcards needs maiko / muppet combination…
According to the Sankei News the last New Year’s card (nengajo) before the current Emperor retires and ends the Heisei Era (1989 to 2019) was being promoted by maiko young geisha in training and muppets in kimono in a kindergarten in Kyoto.
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Sadly, the muppets of Japan’s spinoff “Sento* Street” did not make the cut for the New Years’ card promotional campaign.
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*“Sento” being Japanese public baths. Previously, I posted about sento baths in:

 


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Idiot = baka = Trump

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For some strange reason, if you Google the word ‘idiot’… a picture of Trump comes up, hee, hee. This even happens in a Japanese search of バカ/baka (idiot) or バカ (idiot) + トランプ (Trump).
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The Japanese government’s official ninja kancho team

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Prime Minister Abe (R) and the government’s “Cool Japan” initiative is sponsoring a huge, official NINJA KANCHO ATTACK.
The purpose of this poking kancho anus attack is to promote tourism by using “ninja culture as a magnet (Japan Today / 2018-Dec-12)” with the approach of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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kancho suprise buttsecs

 

Previous kancho attacks on the 3Yen include:

 



 


Be bear—Be careful

おはくま〜!みなさん、気をつけていってらっしゃいだモン〜☆
Be bear! Be careful everybody, mon!〜☆
(The bear mascot, Kumamon, revels in Tokyo’s Yamamote Line’s priority Bariatric Seating for three persons.)
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#KumaStrips

Our previous reports from the seat of power of Kumamon, include:

 



 

Nothing is charming?

nothing-is-charming-sign-yokohama-198x For past week in Yokohama, I’ve been stumbling across sidewalk signs reading:
     Nothing is charming.
Mysterious.
But hey, everything in Japan is a bit mysterious…especially mangled engrish.
 
 
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When I finally bothered to read the fine print, I discovered out the Yokohama City government and local businesses especially Starbucks Coffee Japan are holding an holding a “light down event” (sic) named Nothing is Charming on December 11, which is the 21st anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol.

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On Tuesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, all lights in the cafes will be turned down to let people enjoy “Nothing” (and to “rethink our life without lights”). Originally the plan was to ban the use of any electronic devices during the “Nothing” event but the most recent press releases don’t mention that any more here in the Land of the Smartphone Obsessed.

♬ It’s beginning to look a lot like Squidmas ~

♪It’s beginning to look a lot like Squidmas…♪♬~

♬~Gather around the Squidmas tree …♪♬~

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For the-rest-of-the-story, please enjoy our previous explanation of the Spinning Squid Christmas Tree (3Yen / 2008-12-06).

 


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Santa’s advice for Tokyo Metro manners

Here’s some sound advice from Santa to make the crowded holiday season better…

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When we sit on Santa’s lap,
more people can sit comfortably.

 
 


 


 


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Japan’s Land Ministry warns of Atlantean woes

tsunami-danger-logo Mulboyne twitter iconMulboyne @Mulboyne writes:
Japan’s Land Ministry has come up with a symbol to designate buildings and places which have been hit by a tsunami. sankei.com/photo…

 
The early Greek temple on that logo does not look like a Japanese building (3Yen / 2008-06-29) at all. The Land Ministry must using the symbol to make the woes of the great tsunami of Atlantis a teachable point.