‘Weird Japan’ — Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Weird Japan™ has been the mainstay of Internet since its beginning. But now as Japan just its fourth recession in five years (Bloomberg | 2015-Nov-16), even Japan is suffering from a weirdness deficit.

Previous puerile posts of playgrounds in now-not-so-weird Japan on the 3Yen include:


Extreme Japan

Having a truly romantic Japanese Valentine’s Day last Saturday, the Japanese lady shown below is enjoying an “Extreme Ironing” event on the very frozen Lake Hibara at 17 degrees Fahrenheit (-7℃).

Besides “Extreme Ironing,” Lake Hibara—part of the volcanic caldera of Mount Bandai*—is a popular ice-fishing spot in Kita-shiobara, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Japan.
According to their fun facebook page, Extreme Ironing and ice-fishing is perfect way to enjoy Fukushima Prefecture (land of the dread nuclear disaster {3Yen 2015-01-25}) where anything is possible.



Without all the trash, here’s what Tokyo would look like

Without all the fcuking trash and clutter, here’s what Tokyo would look like cleaned up…

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The Huffington Post 02/13/2015
French graphic designer Nicolas Damiens reveals just how critical ads are to the character of a metropolis by showing how surreal the space would look without them. In his series aptly titled “Tokyo Without Ads,” Damiens strips the buzzing Tokyo streets of any and all ads. The result is nearly unrecognizable…more photos…

Previous 3Yen reports about how Tokyo looks like “Blade Runner” on a bad hair day:
   • Japanese Junkspace (3Yen / 2008-06-29)
   • Ill-Machine Tokyo (3Yen / 2008-01-22)
   • The ‘Blade Runner’ Bubble is back! (3Yen / 2006-03-18)




Tentacles were nestled all snug in their beds…

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All the Cthulhus were nestled all snug in their tentacle beds / As visions of Japanese schoolgirls danced in the heads

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The 3Yen’s previous reports Tentacle Miracles of this Holy Season include:

Don’t attempt…


There is nothing wrong with your screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper.
For the next 48 hours, sit quietly in your airline seat and we will control all that you see and hear.
We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your screen. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to — the outer limits of MY VACATION IN THE REAL WORLD