Today at the base of the Tokyo SkyTree (3Yen / 2011-11-18), the performance group “to R mansion” were out goofing around for the crowds. Somehow there’s a Japanese metaphor in this photo of the chaotic clowns Daisuke Ito (L) and Kayo Nozaki (R) of to R mansion’s street burlesque—HEADLESS SUITS RULE JAPAN’S BIG BUTTS.
Learn more about to R mansion at their official English website:tormansion.com
The Woman Who Wants to Give Birth to a Shark
Vice.com | 2013May17
…the human uterus is just the right size to hold one fetus. I've been speaking to a gynaecologist about ways of making it bigger. I believe humans could use their uterus as an aquarium or incubator…
…We don’t need any more humans, there are too many already as it is. Mostly, it’s a way of preserving endangered species...more...
Also check out her previous piscine projects including:
• I Wanna Deliver a Salmon… (and eat it)
(aihasegawa.info | 2011 March)
• I wanna deliver a Tuna…
(aihasegawa.info | 2011 March)
I am sure if the artist Ai Hasegawa (not to be confused with the bimbo, Hasegawa Ai, the Japanese ‘idol’) is really into modifying her uterus to carry sea creatures to term, I am sure the Deep Ones of the Cthulhu Mythos (Wiki) will oblige her as the 3Yen has covered in in our reports of…
—Cthulhu’s minions foiled (3Yen / 2012-07-09
—Solar lantern of the Cthulhu Mythos (3Yen / 2011-07-11)
—Call of Cthulhu in Tokyo (3Yen / 2007-01-06)
This kimoi/creepy photo of “alien ham” was just sent in by the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4.
After little digging around on the Internet, I found the original Spanish website (Google Translate) that explained that this is a, "turkey with ham maki roll type of sushi stuffed with asparagus and flavored with a mustard sauce." The lack of rice in the maki roll is a dead giveaway it’s “alien” and therefore edible, hee, hee.
Recently, I have been wondering why my supermarket here in Tokyo was still selling packs of pieces of tuna sushi for only 500 yen ($5 USD) even though Bluefin tuna is a vanishing species costing thousands of dollars for each fish*(3Yen / 2010-11-09). Now, there’s an answer—a Mexican answer no less…
Farm-Raised Tuna From Mexico Increasingly On Japanese Menu
Nikkei | 2013/05/11
…Bluefin tuna from Mexico is gaining credibility and popularity in Japan for sushi and sashimi, aided by competitive pricing and burgeoning supplies. In years past, Mexican farm-raised Bluefin was considered to be of lower quality than that raised in Japan. But the fish shipped this season have been large, and more buyers at the wholesale markets have been tempted to give them a try…
With its economic rise, China’s thrust to beat off Japan in all fields has resulted in the competition to have the best penis building…
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Dezeen.com (05 May 2013) in their story, Chinese newspaper headquarters compared to huge penis, China is far shyer about the penis shape of their building compared to the Tokyo’s Towering Triumph, the Fuji Latex Building (3Yen / 2009-07-18), which is the headquarters of Asia’s largest condom manufacturer.
In the aftermath of the mega-earthquake/tsunami disaster of 3/11 (March 11, 2011), it’s the Fukushima nuclear meltdown continues to cause, by far the largest discharge of radioactivity into the ocean ever seen*.
However, at least few Japanese like the street artist, 281_Anti-Nuke, are keeping up the fight against the radioactive Forces of Darkness.
281_Anti nuke — Documentary Trailer from Uchujin on Vimeo.
Den4, 3Yen correspondent reports:
Kewpie pigs in Yokohama Chinatown…
Scary, what’s next?!
Taro 3Yen replies:
How about the fact that Kewpie is worshipped as a God in Japan (3Yen / 2008-04-01), or that about 9% of all eggs produced in Japan are transformed into Kewpie mayonnaise products (Kewpie.co.jp)?
↑ The Ninja Vending Machine (3Yen / 2007-10-20) has long been a one of the most popular reports on the 3Yen (see also, 3Yen / 2005-09-24 ).
So, you can imagine my surprise upon seeing the creator of vending machine disguise, Aya Tsukioka, has joined with LINE Co., Ltd. and the high tech printing company, Toyo Ink Co., Ltd., to produce custom clothing. By using a color-matching iPhone app (details below) and taking a picture of the background the artist, Ms. Tsukioka, was able to create many clothing “disguises”, which you can view in our Comments section and in the original Japanese report at news.Livedoor.com (Google Translate).
View more in the Comments…
As explained in the giga-goofy Google Translate of the news.Livedoor.com report:
This could be an essential item for people who want to hide at work…
…by scanning the background colors of a scene you have examined with the TUBUCOLOR iPhone app, it is possible for anyone to hide—Try it in your workplace by all means.
Learn more about the TUBUCOLOR application that you can use to examine and extract the colors of any background, which you can downloaded from here.
Other articles about using the TUBUCOLOR app are here.
Tokyo’s “cinema of memories,” the louche Ginza Cine Pathos, the last picture show in giltzy Ginza district, closed at the end of March after 46 years of operation…But not without a flowery end as you can see below with an “audience” of opened umbrellas.
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The Ginza Cine Pathos, a cluster of small theaters in a tunneled under Ginza’s main thoroughfare, Harumi-dori. As shown in the Youtube below the venue was a true Showa Era curiosity.
Learn more about this retro theater in the photo essay of the Buoyancy blog: Pathos of Ginza Cine Pathos.
Japan’s modern art can be Sugei— “Wow!”
You can enjoy it best like a 12 year boy—Sugei!—such as when you encounter this eight meter tall, robo-art monster is called “ANGER from the Bottom.”
← “ANGER” was created by Beat Takeshi aka Takeshi Kitano the famed film director and Kenji Yanobe an artiste featured here before in (3Yen / 2009-03-28): Giant Torayan robot blows.
According to the always goofy Google Translate of the Mainichi newspaper:
In the ruins of old rock quarry outside in the town of Shodoshima in Kagawa Prefecture, “ANGER from the Bottom” is a water-breathing monster whose voice emerges from the, “Well of Wu.” Yanobe said that is, a symbol of the connection between nature and people—like they are lost in a deep in a well of despair.
More…(Mainichi Shimbun newspaper of March 19, 2013)
The ANGER monster is being shown at The Setouchi Triennale 2013, a contemporary art show featuring the works of more than 200 artists from 23 countries and regions, opened on March 20 on a cluster of 12 small islands in the Seto Inland Sea in western Japan.