‘Traditional’ train manspreading in Japan

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New Ukiyo-e train etiquette posters for Seibu trains targeting foreigners?
giga-goofy Google Translate of trafficnews.jp | 2016-Sept-15
Seibu Railways has started a new “manners up” (マナーアップ) promotion with the slogan, “Train in the junk stands astrideicon_lol (電車内迷惑図絵), ha, ha.
Debuting on September 15, 2016, these train etiquette posters have a motif of traditional ukiyo‑e prints, and they are aimed at interesting foreigners in their message.
The posters have illustrations of the Edo Era (1603 to 1868) of people causing a space problem on a modern train car and include an English admonishment, “Please let others sit comfortablymore...

 

 Also check out our previous reports about train “man-spreading” manners as well as our other posts on ukiyo‑e prints:

To learn more about traditional Japanese ukiyo-e prints, refer to:
wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo-e

 



 


3 tons of fun —‘Rain begging’ dragon parade

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translation:
3 tons of fun —‘Rain begging’ dragon parade

 

Goofy Google Translate of nippon.com [2016.09.09]


The “Suneori Amagoi” rain blessing is a Shinto ritual against drought
With a big open red mouth, jagged teeth, golden eyes, the ryujin/dragon… parade has a furry of poundinding drums and the heroic calls of conch shell trumpets that symbolizes the thunder and rai, A strange dragon/snake withe huge teeth and white beard wiggles its huge, 3 ton body slowly from the Shirahige shrine through town in the Tsurugashima Suneori district of Saitama Prefecture.
Details in English at: www.city.tsurugashima.lg.jp…
 

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Previous reports wild matsuri/parades include:

 



 

BURN BABY BURN! Tanabata terrorist toasts Tokyo!

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← The “Tanabata” festival (Wiki) in mid August is normally a hot time in Japan with streets decorated with long, colorful, paper streamers, but this is terror wannabe is ridiculous.

 

15 hurt after Molotov cocktail attack at Suginami festival
TOKYO (TR) -–Tokyo Metropolitan Police are investigating a Molotov cocktail attack at a festival on Sunday evening that left more than a dozen persons injured and the likely perpetrator unconscious following what is being viewed as a suicide bid…At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, police received a tip about “a man throwing Molotov cocktails” at the Fujimioka Tanabata Matsuri...more...

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Our previous reports of the Tanabata festival include:

 



 

Japan mourns its fading sexculture

 

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Japan sexhibition m0urns fading sexculture
AFP (inquirer.net) July 30th, 2016
A sexhibition smack in the middle in one of Tokyo’s hippest areas is shining a n0stalgic light on Japanese er0tica — a culture the curat0r believes is dying out. Ky0ichi Tsuzuki’s “Er0t0pia Japan” deals with Japanese sexuality and fantasies
“This kind of Sh0wa period (1926-1989) culture is being wiped out, as Japan is held to a gl0bal standard,” Tsuzuki told Agence France-Presse. “We might not be able to save it from being killed off completely but we can preserve it for p0sterity.”
m0Ar!~…

 
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Our other hinky reports Japan’s fading sexculture include:

 



 

Ocean Day

Today is Marine Day (海の日 Umi no Hi) national holiday to give thanks for the ocean’s bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan.

Fun at the seaside once meant bathing in sun-heated rockpools, not swimming in the sea.
https://t.co/6lsUw5dfEi pic.twitter.com/P1pz0rZGca — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) March 23, 2016
rock-pool-bathing

 

 
Japanese “explanation” — google translate
Seawater have components similar to the human body fluid, incorporating the components of seawater, of course for the health,
It is said that good for beauty. Modern, but it has been taken over only cosmetic surface of the thalassotherapy,
The smell of there is action to adjust the autonomic nervous just bathed in the waves and splash lapping at the seaside “negative ions” is rich tide have been included, such as iodine compounds, to stimulate the thyroid gland,
Given the tension and moisture to the skin, and promotes blood circulation. All is also possible to use these effects’s the thalassotherapy.
Seawater is that there are more potent than normal hot springs in recent years elucidated j beneath,
People of ancient has been using intuitively noticed this efficacy.
The word beach is old but has been used from the modern There are also described in the Kojiki,
Ancient mythology, when the Izanagi Mikoto was back from Hades, in order to pay the dirt,
It is said to be that of “purification ceremony” as seen in the legend that cleanse the body in the sea water of檍原(Ahakihara) of Tsukushi.
Detailed record of sea bathing of origin of Hiraiso is also such as the two-time conflagration does not currently is left,
According to the 35-year Meiji issue that you wrote down the word of mouth “Hiraiso beaches magazine / remarkable forest Sima Yoshihiko”
Here of sea bathing was started by tobacco cultivation of skill in the art.

 

 
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Our previous reports of Ocean-cum-Marine Day/Umi no Hi include:

 
 


 

Pink poisonous ‘sushi’

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A moment of silence please…
     …the inventor of poisonous spam musubi (sushi) has passed away.

Spam musubi lives on
Barbara Funamura, a woman of many talents, passes away at 78

The Garden Island | 2016-May-25
POIPU –
When Barbara Funamura created the first Spam musubi, she had no idea how popular it would become.
“There are Spam musubi everywhere,” said Dan Funamura, Barbara’s husband…She was described as a nutritionist (sic), entrepreneur, and the originator of the Spam musibi.
More…

 

Possibly the worse food of the 20th Century, Spam sushi aka “Spam musubi” (Wiki) has poisoned Hawaiians for decades. Just look at it. Puke.spam-sushi

Our previous reports of dubious sushi include:

 



 

The Yakuza Wives Club®

As part of the Yakuza gangster’s outreach program, here is a rear view of the Yakuza Wives Club® at last Saturday’s Sanja Matsuri/festival (3Yen 2016-05-14).

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Tokyo’s biggest‑&‑wildest…

Today is Tokyo’s biggest-&-wildest festival, the Sanja Matsuri.

Asakusayakuza-babereporter_bigger— Tokyo Reporter (@tokyoreporter) May 14, 2016 pic.twitter.com/IYU50IPbKE

 

 
The Sanja Matsuri (三社祭, literally “Three Shrine Festival”) had heavily tattooed yakuza gangsters out in full force carrying the portable shrines through the endless crowds. Held in the Asakusa temple district, an area 1000 meters by 200 meters, the crowd this year numbers between 1.5 to 2 million people—crushed.
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You can see more photos of the masuri/festival parade in the Comments section…

 



 

Today is Boys’ Day

Another Boys Day, in another time,…

…at Tokyo Tower.

May 5th officially “Children’s Day,” a national holiday, which has been explained here in many different ways:

 



 

‘Eccentric’ festival of Kyoto: Luring the God of Pestilence


Thought to have begun in 1154, the festival lures the god of pestilence (疫神—Ekijin) back to his shrine with huge red parasols topped with five spring branches. It was believed the god became distracted by the sakura/cherry blossoms, and without his vigilance pestilence could run wild in the city.

Green Shinto website
Yasurai Festival (Imamiya Jinja)
directs the pestilence god known as gechinsai…and festival parades… converge at the shrine to perform rituals for the kami/gods.  The main feature is the dance of the demons.
More info…