Doggie-bags for bears in Japan

As you can see from the Japanese sleeping bag on the right, I have said before before on the 3Yen that, “sometimes you eat the bear … and sometimes the bear eats you.

Today while I was surfing the Japanese Internet, I stumbled across a doggie-bag for bears that was sold on Japanese TV back in the 1970s as an indoors sleeping bag for kids (see below).
bear bag 1970s japan

The above 70s sleeping bag looks like prior-art* for the the recent Japanese sleeping bag with zippered legs that I reported about in: Perfect-for-sleepwalking-and-bear-escape . . .

Published by


I'm a pale, alien, quadruped who has worked for 25+ years at "Maybe-the-Largest Inc." in Tokyo.

11 thoughts on “Doggie-bags for bears in Japan”

  1. Duuude, get glasses!
    That 70s photo is a DOG bag, not a bear bag!

  2. I live in an area with bears and they sometimes come into my neighborhood. People use to freak out but they now know that they can just call me.

    What I typically do is approach the bear quietly so he doesn’t get scared and run off. By the time the bear knows that I’m there, I’ve already punched him in the face three, maybe four times. It’s a rapid succession, double fisted pummeling that leaves the brute bloodied and dazed.

    Of course, the bear will immediately try to make a dash for the woods but I’m quick enough that it’s virtually no effort to jump aboard the bear and the bear knows, he’s being ridden. The look on their faces at this point is priceless. It’s a mixture of raw determination to survive and, “who the f*^k is this guy?”

    Naturally, there’s nothing for it but to wrap my burly arms around the beast’s neck and squeeze until it drops to the ground and it’s breath slows as I whisper in its ear, compliments about how bravely it fought and glowing descriptions of Bear Valhalla.

    I don’t think of myself of a bearbadass. I’m just a regular guy that kills bears with his hands.

  3. A $2,350 sleeping bag/bear? Japanese artist’s wild creation hits Japanese Twitter with a roar!
    RocketNews24 | 2015/11/18
    So, what do you look for in a sleeping bag? Most people would probably say not much, except that it’s soft and warm. But once you take a look at this unique creation by Amsterdam-based Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa, you might say that an interesting design also counts for something as well. It’s the “Great Sleeping Bear“, which began as one of Ishizawa’s art projects and is now getting a whole lot of attention for its amazing life-like detail and also its hefty price tag!


    Learn more details of the BEAR BAG at the official website of the Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa:…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>