The Sakaisuji Honcho Gas Station—a gas station tavern pumps lager beer malt liquor as regular gasoline, regular beer as diesel fuel high octane gasoline, and chu-hi spirits as light oil diesel fuel.
To get tanked, you can fill up your glass from the refueling nozzles of the gas pumps in the main beer hall. Via another-osaka.com/archives… —Translated from Japanese by Google Translate
The tritest of Japanese proverbs is, The nail that sticks up gets nailed down. ().
So it is only fitting that the Tokyo Metro would warn us of the converse of this their “manners” poster of this month…
The Japanese battleship Musashi was the sister ship to the battleship Yamato and…
Microsoft co-founder @PaulGAllen reports discovering WWII battleship "Musashi" near Philippines.
pic.twitter.com/8pEEAfJlhL— Nippon.com (@nippon_en) March 3, 2015
…the Musashi and Yamato were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed the history of man (Wiki), thus making them “ideal” for space battleship (Wiki).
Previous reports on the Space Battleship Yamato on the 3Yen include:
• Capt. of Space Battleship Yamato drowns (3Yen / 2010-11-08)
• Space-Battleship Steven Tyler ‘big in Japan’ (3Yen / 2010-09-23/)
• Kitty Battleship Yamato! (3Yen / 2010-06-26)
Today, March third, is Hina Matsuri–the “Doll Festival.”
Also called “Girls’ Day,” it is an unofficial holiday in Japan that offers a blessing for health and long life of girls (and gives them a once-a-year chance at playing with a very elaborate set of dolls).
Translation of main lyrics of the “ひな祭り/Hinamatsuri” song in the video above:
Let’s light the lanterns
Let’s see peach flowers
Five court musicians are playing flutes and drums
Today is a joyful Dolls’ Festival
The dolls displayed on a tiered stage for Hinamatsuri represent O-hime-sama—the Empress and O-dairi-sama—the the Emperor. The imperial couple is followed by lower ranks of courtiers, attendants, and musicians who all decked out in traditional court dress of Japan’s Heian period. The dolls are talismans to bring luck, or amulets to absorb evil spirits and protect. For more information, refer to Wikipedia.
The “divisive” sign below warns to: Watch your step / It is dangerous.
From beyond Pluto deep in the Öpik–Oort Cloud, AyaBambi* came for a new LUMINE†.
*The dance of the AyaBambi aliens has been matched by: Japanese schoolgirl robot, Strongmachine (3Yen 2007-01-02)
† LUMINE (lumine.ne.jp) is a Japanese fashion chain focused on selling bleeding-edge styles for the young and the wannabe younger.
If you meet the Buddha in the road, screw him in.
(1950s advertisement for Buddha bulbs by Hitachi Lamp)
If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him.
(A classic “koan” in Zen practice used to provoke
the “great doubt” and to test a student’s insight.)
Choices, in Harajuku style…
Note the compromise on her eye color.
Here are Japan Post’s new mascots, TEGAMI BOT and his sidekick SMOKE DETECTOR-kun. (-‿◦☀)