JapaChristmas surpise

Merry XXXmas from “Akasaka Surprise City” (浅草のびっくり市)…

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Google Translate.

…In Tokyo’s Asakusa district, [street advertising – also appeared stripper] * 1953 Christmas 25 days ahead after one month, shopping district of Asakusa was also made ​​to appear a Santa Claus made ​​advertising specialties surprised the city soon. While passing a song of stripper untimely Virgin Mary is Furimaki the charm from the model of the chimney, “Jingle Bells”, the Asakusa of the city was the parade.

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Please Mothra, ple-e-e-ease.

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Matching Japanese Doll WomenFor more about the Mothra and the fairies (see right) :

  • Mothra’s singing Japanese fairies (3Yen / 2006-01-30)
  • 1960s Japanese ‘GS’ (3Yen / 2008-11-23)
  • WTFMothra (3Yen / 2010-12-21)

 




Thanks Kitty

Happy Thanksgiving—Nobody has a mouth.
No drama—No overeating.

 

kitty-thanksHappy #Thanksgiving!″
pic.twitter.com/7FKSluPZpf — Hello Kitty (@hellokitty) Nov. 24, 2016
 

 
Previous Kitty / Thanks reports on the 3Yen include:

 




It’s beginning to look like ….

It’s beginning to look like Christmas / Everywhere you go~
Santa brings her gifts to Tokyo early…

A few of our many previous reports Japanese Christmas include:

 




Japanese toilet candy is the shits, literally

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Japanese toilet candy shit-kit — the Moco Moco Mocolet.
Besides kits with modern flushers, they also offer candy in old style Japanese squat toilets. Each kit contains toy toilets with blue poop-candy powder that has a soda flavor and a pink poop with strawberry flavor.

See more about the toy toilet kits in the Comments section.
 
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A few of our other many shitty toilet tales of Japan include:

 




Trump Tower Tokyo

Gently nestled between two stacked rail lines and a scenic 6-lane highway, you too can afford to live in “Trump Tower” for only $750 USD a month!

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(Google Translate)
Trump Tower Tokyo
4-67-6 Kamata, Ota Ward, Tokyo
New construction—Pets are OK—Within five minutes of the station! Trump Tower is very convenient to everything: trains, supermarkets, convenience stores, banks, shopping, etc. Everyone envies a high quality life of these very attractive apartments.
Rent: 83,000 yen/month ($750 USD/m)

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Our previous reports of Trump in Tokyo include:

 



Japan’s Big Brother is watching

Everwhere you go in Tokyo you can see these stickers of the eyes of Japanese Big-Brother plastered on signs, trucks, delivery bikes, etc.
eyes-500xBasically, these Kabuki-makeup eyes serve as a community watch sort of thing and typically read, Crime: We won’t let it happen.watching-eyeLearn more about Japan’s “WATCHING” eyes here.

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Previous posts about Japan’s “Big Brother” include:

 



 

Mickey Mouse ‘mochi’

Separated at birth?
(Ritual Japanese food vs Safety helmet)

 

mochi_vs_safety-helmet-whitepic.twitter.com/6PtuE5zjqn— ぐるなび (@GnaviOfficial) Nov. 18, 2016


Rest-of-the-story…

The above Mickey Mouse rice cakes (鏡餅 — Wikipedia) are a traditional Japanese New Year decoration consisting of two rounded mochi (pounded rice), the smaller placed atop the larger (see right). kagamimochi-realKagami mochi is usually placed in a household Shinto altar, or kamidana in the tokonoma, a small decorated alcove in the main room of the home.
Contempory ones like the Mickey Mouse rice cakes are often pre-moulded into the shape of stacked discs, made in plastic packages for the mass market, and sold as a holiday decoration much like a crappy plastic Christmas wreath.
 
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Our previous reports of mochi rice include:



 

Gettin’ under the hidden kimono of Japan

 
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The Propaganda Kimonos Japan Kept Hidden From Outsiders
These beautiful garments celebrate military power.
Atlas Obscura | Nov. 16, 2016
Japanese propaganda kimonos, a form of Japanese popular art that flourished from 1900 to 1945 and has only been rediscovered in the past decade. Known as omoshirogara—literally, “interesting” or “amusing” designs—they include kimonos and other traditional Japanese apparelAfter much hesitation, Japan is beginning to show an interest in these kimono designsmore.
gen-matsui-iwane-nanking          Caption: General Matsui Iwane triumphantly entering Nanking (of Massacre fame).

 
Our previous reports of gettin’ under the kimono include:

 



 

Let’s Daruma!

Daruma* bums around Japan…

 

slideshow-arrow-for-darumaClick on the left and right arrows to view the slide show of Daruma.
 


 
Daruma
previously reported on include: