Let’s all give thanks that the giant, mutant, gas bag, Hello Kitty who strafed the streets of New York yesterday did not have bullets.
As I always say, ″ You-Can-Never-Have-Enough-Hello-Kitty©″…
Today is Thanksgiving Day in America but in Japan…
You’ve been waiting impatiently and here they are: The famous giraffes of Christmas!
Vous les attendiez avec impatience et les voilà: les fameuses girafes de Noël!
You can imagine my surprise when this United State Defense Dept. report popped in my Google News today—Marines parading as Bears in samurai armor in Iwakuni Japan.
Previous reports on the 3Yen of Bears/Armor/Samurai include:
Pictured below is a seemingly endless flow of video just showing Japanese schoolgirl uniforms burning for two hours. This AVp0яn film features an invisible “fire girl” actress.
女優など一切出ず、2時間にわたって女子高生の制服がただ燃えるだけの映像が延々と流れ続ける逸品 — ペリー‐V‐減煙中‐3（10本/day） (@perry_trpg) November 17, 2015
Other Japanese AV/art films featured on the 3Yen include:
Featuring train characters, Ressha Sentai ToQger is a continuation of the Japanese television Super Sentai/Power Ranger series. The premise of the show is that a mystical railway known as the Rainbow Line run massive/heroic trains known as Ressha. These Ressha (Tokkyūjā). The ToQgers mission to save towns from the evil forces of the Shadow Line who are preying on the residents’ fear and sadness… (from Wikipedia)
Other mecha and sentai silliness here on the 3Yen includes:
Weird Japan™ has been the mainstay of Internet since its beginning. But now as Japan just its fourth recession in five years (Bloomberg | 2015-Nov-16), even Japan is suffering from a weirdness deficit.
Previous puerile posts of playgrounds in now-not-so-weird Japan on the 3Yen include:
Here’s proof of the evils of racist cultural appropriation*…’Bearded Hipsters† in Silky Kimonos.’
‘Bearded Men in Silky Kimonos’ is a Pin-Up Calendar For Lovers of Hirsute Men
Broadly | Nov. 16, 2015
Kate Cooper-Owen came up with the idea when staying at a friend’s house. Her friend’s boyfriend sidled into the kitchen in the morning in a silken robe: “It had this beautiful cherry blossom pattern on it,” she remembers. “It wasn’t a kimono in the strictest sense, but it was such a amazing look. I pretty much said on the spot, ‘This should be a calendar.'” Just over a year later, the 2016 calendar is now in the pre-order phase, shot by fashion photographer Woland...more...
*Earlier this year, there were noisy protests of kimono wearing events as “cultural appropriation”:
Boston museum cancels ‘Kimono Wednesdays’ after racism protests (AP news | July 7, 2015 )
†Full disclosure: I have a very full goatee.
Kimono-cultural appropriation problems have also been covered by the 3Yen including:
Description: Hot girls fighting slugs…interesting fun such as inflation, impregnation, mind breaks, monster moans, and more.
Ahh Japan, never stop Japaning…even with the mating of gastropods*.
Santa battles a shark for the best fish to dry and sugar for Xmas snacks for Japan’s children…
Previous fishy Japanese Christmas reports on the 3Yen include:
Shown below is the Japan’s government-sponsored pollution of the “Cool Japan” program last weekend that is trying to best China in all things…even stinky air.
Review: Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
— The Japan Times: A&E (@japantimes_arts) November 11, 2015
The photo above shows singer Toshiko Koshijima of the “Moshi Cool” section the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival (which is part of the Cool Japan initiative).
Previous 3yen reports of the government’s “Cool Japan” propaganda initiative include:
• Cool Japan Expo in Paris is full of K-pop! (3Yen / 2014-07-24)
• Is Japan Cool? Toilets! (3Yen / 2012-03-07)
• ‘Gross National Cool’–Japan’s foreign policy
(3Yen / 2004-12-14)