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10/13/2014

Kittypatra? Egypto-Japanese Hello Kitty

“Kittypatra” is some sort of Egypto-Japanese Kitty Deity…

In Los Angles, the Japanese American National Museum is holding the exhibitionHello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty featuring the above “Kittypatra” as well as hundreds of more, said-open mixed media works by artists demonstrating Hello Kitty’s dominance over today’s contemporary art scene,said-closed ri-i-i-ight.

Learn more about the exhibit at the websites of Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum.
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10/12/2014

Japanese Rain-Goggles ready for Vongfong!

Get your Japanese Rain-Goggles (3Yen/ 2010-11-24)ready for Super Typhoon Vongfong — Japan’s biggest storm this year!

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周りを見ても まだまだ モノマネで天下を取ろうとしている この現状 疲れるよね まぁ 逆に言うと 今までしてきた事が自信から確信に変わったかな 突き進もうと pic.twitter.com/1TEVEjnd18 — Kurage Kid'O (@KurageKidO) October 12, 2014

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10/2/2014

If you meet the Buddha in the road…

Another Lost in Translation moment of zen in Harajuku, Tokyo:

You Buff, We Paint street art.

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If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him.
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10/1/2014

Sushi! Eat me!

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From Food Photography: Jonathan Icher’s ‘Fat Flag’ Series
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9/17/2014

Let’s Knock ‘n’ Roll!

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As far as I’m concerned, the parallel-world electricians, Maywa Denki , is the only Japanese “music group” worth seeing in concert. And now they have released their conceptual art making toy “Knocky”…
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Available through global.rakuten.com

Also check out an interview with the artists: The Nonsense Machines of Maywa Denki.


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–Walt Whitman

Previous 3Yen reports of the antics of Maywa Denki include:

I sing the body electric (3Yen / 2007-08-03)
My heroes “Maywa Denki” in Paris (3Yen / 2005-07-18)
Maywa Denki, the true spirit of Japan (3Yen / 2004-12-05)


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8/24/2014

Parade of painted dildos — in Japan of course

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This parade of painted dildos1/Kokeshi2 dolls is the stuff of dreams…bad dreams.

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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.
2 wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokeshi


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8/19/2014

‘Electronic makeup’ … from Japan of course

As if Japan already didn’t have enough makeup*

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Nobumichi Asai’s new work, said-openOmote Real-time face tracking and projection mapping,
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Would you put some “electronic makeup” on?

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.

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*Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s over-the-top makeup—aka street kabuki— include:


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7/27/2014

‘Sekuhara’ (sexual harassment) gets big in Japan

The new Goji-chan (aka Godzilla | 3Yen / 2014-02-25) is having his way with poor Nana-chan* the emblematic mannequin of Nagoya Station.

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Other 3Yen reports of sekuhara/sexual harassment and abuse of mannequins in Japan include:


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7/23/2014

Forever Alone Club, Japan

quoter leftI am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself.quoter right Warsan Shire

Ah Japan, you never disappoint.

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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: quoter leftadventures that would have David Lynch scratching his head and saying, ‘Now, that’s just weird.’quoter right

Enjoy the real Japan.


Some of the many previous mentions of Japan’s Forever Alone Club on the 3Yen include:


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7/21/2014

Happy Marine Day, Japan

We are having a happy Marine Day (marine day japanUmi no hi) holiday in Japan today. So…

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Lucky Dragon No. 5 by Ishihara Nanami

Note:
“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.
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Opening scene, Godzilla (1959)

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