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2/16/2014

Japanese snow dregs

The Northern two thirds of Japan is just digging out the dregs of the second monster snowstorm in as many weeks, which means it’s time for Yukidaruma/snowmen!

First off is an Osaka hairdresser showing off a breezy snow style for “Obahan” (middle-aged) ladies…

Wait a minute…there are barber snowmen too…too real and scary, hee, hee, hee.

barber-snowmen
ちょっと待って、床屋の雪だるまあまりにリアル過ぎて怖いんですけどwwww pic.twitter.com/1W51jQCXCl — おだしゅん@LINE吹き飛びました (@yamanote1390) February 14, 2014

However, those barber snowmen are nothing compared to what’s at the dentist!

japanese dentist's snowman
なにこの雪だるま。 くそおもろいやん♩(・Д・)ノ pic.twitter.com/fGRf8ho1×0 — hosaaaaato (@hosaton) February 14, 2014

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I have covered the “alternative” uses for hairdresser practice mannequin heads several times before here on the 3Yen.
By law, Japanese beauty school students must practice several months on dummy heads before attempting to cut a person’s hair. This law leads to a huge number practice heads being thrown out as well as a lot of creative “repurposing” of creepy heads in Japan such as:
News on Japan – We Cut Heads
. . . We Cut Heads
. . . . . (3Yen / 2011-04-20)

. . . Haircut heads turn into ‘grow heads’
. . . . . (3Yen / 2011-02-03)

. . . Let’s kakashi/scarecrow!
. . . . . (3Yen / 2007-08-16)
Mannequin heads as a japanese scarecrows..



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7 Responses to “Japanese snow dregs”

  1. news Taro3Yen Says:

    And to be more traditional, check out this Yuki-daruma by Utagawa from his series:
    said-openComic Incidents at Famous Places in Edo [Tokyo] (Edo meisho dôke zukushi), No. 22, dog stealing a workman’s meal from a snow Daruma.said-closed
    Hirokage_-_Comic_Incidents_at_Famous_Places_in_Edo_(Edo_meisho_dôke_zukushi),_No._22,_dog_stealing_a_workman's_meal_from_a_snow_Daruma
    Via ja.wikipedia.org… (in Japanese)

  2. MARKed TRAIL via email Says:

    3Yen wrote:
    …No. 22, dog stealing a workman’s meal from a snow Daruma.

    WTF!? They call that deformed weasel a “dog”?

    dog-theft..

  3. Y quoted Says:

    photos of snow obahan and barber snow friends

    Creepy…

    Meanwhile… I wonder what thought processes encourage some people (like the twatbuckets further down the street) to clear a patch in front of their house, then dump the cleared snow in the middle of the road where it forms one of those heaps which will take days to melt… A kei-vehicle could just slalom past, but anything else not built for rough conditions is going to have a nasty bump.

  4. dailyrice Says:

    Meanwhile in the “Glorious Yesterday” theme park of Kyoto.

    By the way, would you like another bowl of rice?

  5. Jεnnιfεr Frοst Says:

    Hεy

    Are you still corrεcting the wεbsite of yours?

    I have came across 18 spεlling faults.

    Sincεrεly,
    Jεnnifεr Frοst

  6. Taro Says:

    Jεnnifεr Frοst wrote:
    I have came across 18 spεlling faults.

    Hey! (Note the proper punctuation.)
    I came across a few mistakes in your spam message for your grammar guide.
    I am sorry about those 18 spelling faults errors. For some damn reason, Japanese words don’t pass an English spell-check.
    Stuff it Ms. Spammer.
    Sincerely,
    Taro 3Yen

    corrections

  7. Soylent Industries Says:

    All these cute and artistic snow sculptures clearly show how much more advanced the Japanese are over all other humans. They’re also the reason why Japan is superior in making a walking and talking robot for the space station! It’s like a modern day Chucky that doesn’t speak Engrish. Now that’s just freaking fantastic. Better keep a night watch on this one astronauts. O_o

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