Everyday is Halloween…

Everyday is Halloween in Japan…

 

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Student Hikaru-kun on the street in Harajuku wearing a vintage blazer with two neckties….tokyofashion.com
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As I always say, Everyday is Halloween in Tokyo″ (3Yen / 2014-10-31) , (3Yen / 2012-09-13) , (3Yen / 2011-10-29) , etc.
 
A few of our many previous reports of Japanese Halloween include:

 



 


Flying the flag, Japanese style

One of the first things you notice when you start living in Japan are all the cool prefectural flags (Wiki).
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One of the first things you notice when you have lived in Japan for a while are all the funky prefectural flags. From Tokyo’s anus flag (3Yen / 2006-11-14) to Yokohama, Kanagawa’s limp dick flag (3Yen / 2006-11-14) Japan is full of unfortunate designs.



There is also the problem with inconsistencies of the designs and colors of each prefecture’s flag(s). Many Japanese prefectures have more than one “official” flag. There are traditional flags, sports flags, “symbol” flags, and even official “communicative” flags.

 


tokyonama-texitle-logo-2Tokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo
 



Free WiFi in Tokyo, meh

 

FREE Wi-Fi
NO SEX

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Via @sxexnxa

 

 
Our previous reports of the sad state of Japan’s crappy WiFi include:

 



 


Mo’ manners

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Japanese on the trains are well-known for their manners and decorum…Just not for the handicapped (3Yen/2010-07-09: I have Secret Super Powers).

 

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Our previous reports of the Tokyo Metro’s manner posters include:

 



 


‘Here kitty, kitty, kitty…’

This time of the year, the bear mascot, Kumamon (Wiki), always gets very hungry as hibernation time is just around the the corner.

 
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Previous reports of kitty-loving Kumamon include:

 



 


CACA balls?

Wanna try some of my Cacaballs®?

 

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You could hope that the “Caca” refers to cacao beanlike seeds from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate are made and not the Oxford Dictionary’s definition of caca.
 

Previously we reported on the Japanese chocolate theme in:

 



 


Transport manners

Since today, September 30, is designated as National Bus Day (Basu no hi) here in Japan, I though you might enjoy this newspaper article from The Times of London about “transport manners” in the Omnibus Law, dated Saturday 30 January 1836.
Omibus-lawLondon Transport Museum | ltmcollection.org

The “bus girls” (bus conductress/fare collectors) like the character, Reiko Kobayashi, were in the pre-war were a source of great longing of simpler times.
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myTOKYOGAS

my-tokyo-gas1In the 1980s, Tokyo Gas slapped the slogan on the side of thousands of their company’s trucks proclaiming, MY CITY–MY GAS®” (マイシティ—マイガス)

paccho-farting-5kb Now the company’s slogan is just myTOKYOGAS® and has a blue flame farting bear, Paccho-kun.
That’s a BIG improvement, right?
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It’s true GAS LOVE (3Yen / 2018-09-02), isn’t it?

 



 


T-shirt truth-in-advertising

 

Skinny Japanese girl’s T-shirt:

Minimal
Form

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  September 24, 2018

 

That skinny Japanese girl was wearing a “Minimal Form” T-shirt from the Euro brand ZARA…No Engrish involved.
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Somehow similarly…
I once took hyper-skinny Japanese sisters on vacation to the Grand Tetons and convinced them to wear The T-shirt.
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A few of our many other fun examples of unintentional Japanese truth-in-advertising include:

 



 


Manners, meh…There’re overrated.

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Japanese manners, meh. There’re wa-a-a-y overrated*.

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Ok, ok, Japanese do form proper lines when they queue up for the trains.
But when they move onto the trains, it’s all asses-and-elbows akimbo in an amazing, unmovable pile of people pick-up-sticks—as alluded to in this Tokyo Metro manners poster.
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Previous posts of Japanese train manners posters include: