Everyday is Halloween in Japan…
Student Hikaru-kun on the street in Harajuku wearing a vintage blazer with two neckties….tokyofashion.com …
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:
One of the first things you notice when you start living in Japan are all the cool prefectural flags (Wiki).
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.
, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo
Our previous reports of the sad state of Japan’s crappy WiFi include:
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).
Our previous reports of the Tokyo Metro’s manner posters include:
This time of the year, the bear mascot, Kumamon (Wiki), always gets very hungry as hibernation time is just around the the corner.
Previous reports of kitty-loving Kumamon include:
Wanna try some of my Cacaballs®?
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:
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.
London 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.
In 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)
Now the company’s slogan is just myTOKYOGAS® and has a blue flame farting bear, Paccho-kun.
That’s a BIG improvement, right?
It’s true GAS LOVE (3Yen / 2018-09-02), isn’t it?
That skinny Japanese girl was wearing a “Minimal Form” T-shirt from the Euro brand ZARA…No Engrish involved.
I once took hyper-skinny Japanese sisters on vacation to the Grand Tetons and convinced them to wear The T-shirt.
A few of our many other fun examples of unintentional Japanese truth-in-advertising include:
Japanese manners, meh. There’re wa-a-a-y overrated*.
*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.
Previous posts of Japanese train manners posters include: