Yatagarasu — the national mutant of Japan

The national bird of Japan is the mutant three-legged crow (3Yen 2009-07-27). Therefore, the crow fashion below is “traditional.”

Crow Cape
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Jimmu, Japan’s legendary first emperor…encountered a three-legged crow named Yatagarasu…believed to be a messenger of the gods, or an incarnation of the sun
—via Japan National Tourism Organization: Three-Legged Crows

 


Japan’s military attacks the catwalk!

Better than the “SEMEN SHIP” TV commercial (3Yen 2005-12-22) for Japan Navy recruitment.

More fun than the Japanese Coast Guard’s seagoing dance routines.

Presenting the 6th annual The Tokyo Boys Collection—a fabulous fashion show and entertainment extravaganza of the Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF).

More catwalk details at:
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Tokyo Boys Collection teams up with Japan Self-Defense Force to parade their fine men in uniform
with the theme of “The Japanese Spirit that Enchants the World” to guide them…The Tokyo Boys Collection is a fashion and music event celebrates male fashion with celebrities who are involved with TV, movies, theater, magazines, and other media...more...

 


Japetella but not Japanese

Japetella prismatica from the Report on the Cephalapoda of the H.M.S. Challenger, one of the earliest worldwide oceanographic expeditions
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From the Report on the Cephalapoda H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76 (online complete collection)

I was all jazzed that this Japetella prismatica was Japanese octopus.
Sadly on page 108 of the Report, I learned it was named after “Japetus Steenstrup,” an early weeaboo wannabe.
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Tokyo train zen wisdom

The black bag on the far left of the photo reads:

left_long quotebar 24x260pxAny small part of a curve is almost a straight line.
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  element-of-a-line


 

Previous moments of Zen the 3Yen include:
   • Yakisoba Zen (3Yen / 2012-03-08)
   • “a certain Zen appeal” on the subway (3Yen / 2005-10-12)
   • Alien street messages (3Yen / 2005-08-31)

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Japan, always at the forefront of innovation…

tenga-vacuum

Always at the forefront of innovation, the beat-off brainiacs at Tenga are now offering the:
quoter leftNew Tenga “Vacuum Controller” fleshlight features converter for international sizes.quoter right

New Tenga "Vacuum Controller" fleshlight features converter for international sizes. tenga-tokyoscumhttps://t.co/8ZKanYb7eo pic.twitter.com/e9oQt9urpo— Ceiling Gallery (@tokyoscum) March 20, 2015

Previous reports of Japan’s high-tech Tenga on the 3Yen include:masterbateathon choke a chicken
   • Tenga temptations are in the pocket
          (3Yen / 2014-04-29)
   • Japan beats off all to win the
          ‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2012′

             (3Yen / 2012-03-18)
   • Japan ‘relief’ (3Yen / 2011-06-21)
   • Transformer TENGA twisto (3Yen / 2011-09-21)
   • Danny Choo waxes his dolphin (3Yen / 2010-07-17)
   • Japan beats (off) all! (3Yen.com / 2008-05-30)

 


Japan’s newest Bullet Train doesn’t need tracks or maglev

Japan’s newest Bullet Train at the “Banpaku Testudou” doesn’t need expensive tracks, hyper-expensive maglev guideway, or even a right-of-way!

 
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Japan invents the Segway yet again

Japan’s new Segway-like electric tricycle, the “Ily-A,” has been unveiled this week. According to technologicvehicles.com the Ily-A can take several forms: a three-wheel seated scooter, a stand-up transporter, or a carrying basket for shopping in its minimized-mode.
trike

Previous reports on the 3Yen of Japan reinventing the Segway include:
   • Japan invents the Segway! (again) (3Yen / 2015-01-14)
   • They see em rollin, they hatin’… (3Yen / 2010-05-16)
   • Toyota invents the Segway! (3Yen / 2008-08-06)
   • Toshiba invents the Segway (3Yen / 2006-11-14)
   • Better than the Segway or ‘Jegway’ (3Yen / 2006-11-29)
   • Time Magazine names Toyota’s i-unit™ ‘coolest’
        (3Yen / 2005-11-17)
 i-unit ev by toyota

 


Does Tokyo Disneyland’s Alice in Wonderland have a secret?

The Japanese Internet is all a titter about the secret of Tokyo Disneyland’s Alice…

Translated from Japanese by BingThis Alice in Wonderland–I just still see only man? See the arms…Is it not a man? Hey???
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