You can imagine my surprise when this United State Defense Dept. report popped in my Google News today—Marines parading as Bears in samurai armor in Iwakuni Japan.
Previous reports on the 3Yen of Bears/Armor/Samurai include:
Pictured below is a seemingly endless flow of video just showing Japanese schoolgirl uniforms burning for two hours. This AVp0яn film features an invisible “fire girl” actress.
女優など一切出ず、2時間にわたって女子高生の制服がただ燃えるだけの映像が延々と流れ続ける逸品 — ペリー‐V‐減煙中‐3（10本/day） (@perry_trpg) November 17, 2015
Other Japanese AV/art films featured on the 3Yen include:
Here’s proof of the evils of racist cultural appropriation*…’Bearded Hipsters† in Silky Kimonos.’
‘Bearded Men in Silky Kimonos’ is a Pin-Up Calendar For Lovers of Hirsute Men
Broadly | Nov. 16, 2015
Kate Cooper-Owen came up with the idea when staying at a friend’s house. Her friend’s boyfriend sidled into the kitchen in the morning in a silken robe: “It had this beautiful cherry blossom pattern on it,” she remembers. “It wasn’t a kimono in the strictest sense, but it was such a amazing look. I pretty much said on the spot, ‘This should be a calendar.'” Just over a year later, the 2016 calendar is now in the pre-order phase, shot by fashion photographer Woland...more...
*Earlier this year, there were noisy protests of kimono wearing events as “cultural appropriation”:
Boston museum cancels ‘Kimono Wednesdays’ after racism protests (AP news | July 7, 2015 )
†Full disclosure: I have a very full goatee.
Kimono-cultural appropriation problems have also been covered by the 3Yen including:
Shown below is the Japan’s government-sponsored pollution of the “Cool Japan” program last weekend that is trying to best China in all things…even stinky air.
Review: Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
— The Japan Times: A&E (@japantimes_arts) November 11, 2015
The photo above shows singer Toshiko Koshijima of the “Moshi Cool” section the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival (which is part of the Cool Japan initiative).
Previous 3yen reports of the government’s “Cool Japan” propaganda initiative include:
• Cool Japan Expo in Paris is full of K-pop! (3Yen / 2014-07-24)
• Is Japan Cool? Toilets! (3Yen / 2012-03-07)
• ‘Gross National Cool’–Japan’s foreign policy
(3Yen / 2004-12-14)
I don’t know what you see in the stone image below, but it looks more like a typical Shinto phallus (3Yen 2006-04-03) than a stoned Jesus.
‘Hidden Christians’ suspected source of stone figure found inside hollow tree
Japan Times | 2015 Nov. 10
A town in Hokkaido is eager to identify a stone figure found inside a felled tree trunk with no apparent entry hole.
The carving has a cross on its base, which leads some to believe it is a devotional object placed there centuries ago by Japanese Christians fleeing persecution.
Previous penile reports on the 3Yen include:
CNN is recycling “shitty” old news (circa 2006) about poop curry again…
Previous crappy cuisine reports on the 3Yen include:
Japanese pumpkins are green and goofy…
Calling someone in Japanese a “kabucha” is an old-fashioned slang word for someone ‘stupid’ or ‘empty headed’ (similar to having a head that’s like the hollow inside of a pumpkin).
The above photo of the green pumpkin-head girls in kimono is most likely a playbill for a manzai/comedy team.
Yesterday was Magnet Day in Japan.
October 1st = 10/1 = 十/一, which is like the “plus” and “minus” signs found on batteries.
That is, the Japanese kanji for the number 10 is “十” (ju) and the number 1 is “一 ” (ichi).
More on Japanese numbers at: omniglot.com/language/numbers/japanese
Today, September 23rd, is the Fall Equinox. However, Fall in Japanese—aki/あき—is a bitch…when it is written as an old traditional kanji character.
Today is Japanese national holiday, Respect for the Aged Day (Wiki).
Learn more about this public holiday in the previous 3Yen reports about R-E-S-P-E-C-T Day:
• Respect & Japanese needs (3Yen / 2011-09-19)
• Can’t get no Respect-for-the-Aged (3Yen / 2010-09-20/)
• What is Silver Week? (3Yen / 2009-09-13)