This parade of painted dildos1/Kokeshi2 dolls is the stuff of dreams…bad dreams.
This years parade in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture (www.city.osaki.miyagi.jp..) in the north of Japan was its 60th anniversary. A hinky time was had by one and all.
For more information about these dolls, refer to:
1 urbandictionary.com/define…kokeshi doll and the connection to this phallic-shaped doll with a bulbous penis head and no limbs.
As if Japan already didn’t have enough makeup*…
Nobumichi Asai’s new work, Omote Real-time face tracking and projection mapping,
shows you how a the face of a model can drastically change with “electronic makeup. … continues on….A Rinkya Blog 2014Aug18:
Would you put some “electronic makeup” on?
OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.
Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s over-the-top makeup—aka street kabuki
The new Goji-chan (aka Godzilla | 3Yen / 2014-02-25) is having his way with poor Nana-chan* the emblematic mannequin of Nagoya Station.
Other 3Yen reports of sekuhara/sexual harassment and abuse of mannequins in Japan include:
I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself. —Warsan Shire
Ah Japan, you never disappoint.
According to RocketNews24’s report, Man questioned by police after building “girl” out of plastic bottles, taking her out on a date, the “inventor” Showta Mori solved all his forever-alone problems by creating Lisako, his ‘PET bottle lover,’ who he takes on a fun series
of romantic dating: adventures that would have David Lynch scratching his head and saying, ‘Now, that’s just weird.’
Enjoy the real Japan.
Some of the many previous mentions of Japan’s Forever Alone Club on the 3Yen include:
We are having a happy Marine Day ( – Umi no hi) holiday in Japan today. So…
Lucky Dragon No. 5 by Ishihara Nanami
“Lucky Dragon No. 5″ refers to the unlucky Japanese fishing boat, with a crew of 23 men, which was exposed to nuclear fallout from the thermonuclear device test on Bikini Atoll, on March 1, 1954: wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Dragon_No._5 The incident was referred to in the opening scene of the first Godzilla movie: badassdigest.com/2013/07/28/lucky-dragon-5.
Opening scene, Godzilla (1959)
Today is the First Day of Summer, and you know that summer has really arrived in Japan when they start giving away fans on the street. Today, I am “left hand fanning”—hidari uchiwa, which is an idiom in Japanese for ‘living easy*,’ but not with this Pfizer VIAGRA® giveaway fan.
Details: GIGAZINE (Google Translate)
Here are more typical examples of the promotional, hole-type, uchiwa fans that are given away for free when it gets hot in Japan.
The phrase, “left hand fanning” (hidari uchiwa) is an idiom in Japanese for, “living easy” such as in the following haiku by the poet Issa.
edo no mizu nomu tote hidari uchiwa kana
living in comfort in Edo
his left hand
—the poet, Issa
(…Edo is the old name for Tokyo and this is Issa’s cynical remark about his contemporary haiku-poets living in Edo.”)
Daruma buddha uchiwa
Here’s another kind of Junk-in-the-Trunk in the windows of the Hermes shop in Shibuya fashion district of Tokyo.
— よしみったん、うまかっちゃん (@hiris914) April 17, 2014
Read the rest of the story of these Trunk Monsters at RocketNews24.com (May 19, 2014):
• What in the world is going on at Hermes in Shibuya??
The winner at Sunday’s the Yokosuka Curry Festival 2014 was Alien Tomato Curry!
…But, these “animal” patterns shown in the news video don’t look very animal like, do they?
Japanese team finds new animal patterns in Nazca
NHK | May 8, 2014
Japanese researchers say they have found animal drawings dating back to around 400 to 200 B.C. in southern Peru.
A team led by Yamagata University Professor Masato Sakai …. found at 17 locations on a hillside about one kilometer north of downtown Nazca. The largest is about 15 meters long…more…
Is such a thing EVEN possible? Yes it is. ~Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
Previous close encounters reported on the 3Yen include:
Monday, May 5th, is Boy’s Day, which is now hiding in Witness Protection and is called “Children’s Day” by the politically correct (kodomo no hi in Japanese).
Embiggen photo to full size, 1395 × 1014 px.
Shown above is a postcard of Tokyo’s glitzy Ginza district featuring carp streamers that were set up to celebrate Boys’ Day 1959.
And, the photo below shows the Koinobori (carp streamers) flying in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo where about 1,200 streamers hung across the river for this “Golden Week” holiday (3Yen / 2010-05-01).
Previous years’ reports on the 3Yen of Children’s and Boy’s Day in Japan include: