Bonten Taro — Sex & Fury is a book “trailer” for the May 5th release of the French publisher Le Lézard Noir about Bonten Taro’s life and works. In the style of a graphic novel, ‘Sex & Fury,’ tells Bonten Taro’s story of being an artist of manga, tattoos, films that touched on themes as diverse as the yakuza, horror, Pacific War, Mishima, enka ballads, and the like.
Sex & Fury, Bonten Taro from didizuka on Vimeo.
Bonten Taro is most famous penning the comic, ‘Half-breed Rika’ (凡天太郎 / Konketsuji Rika), in the Weekly Myojo magazine, which was turned into a popular ’70s movie series by Toei Studios. That series was the source of inspiration for copycats like Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and the copy of the copycat, Tarantino*.
Learn more details at the Japanese website: bontengekigakai.wordpress.com
‘Zipangu’ one of the many zippy transliterations for ‘Japan’ including Zipang, Jipangu, Jipang, Cipangu, etc. (Wiki), has become unzipped!
← First it was Japan’s super-secret ‘Zipper Ship’ (3Yen | 2010-12-15).
Now it’s the Japanese Unzipping Public Spaces (Colossal | 2014-02-25 ). ↓
Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time
Colossal.com—Jun Kitagawa has been installing these giant zippers in public locations around Japan. These 2D and 3D artworks…more…
See more at the artist’s official website: Work of art Kitagawa (Google Translate)
Long-time reader of the 3Yen, “MARKed TRAIL,” writes:
Here’s a Japanese guy’s obsession (semi-ÑṠFW) with collecting all the naughty examples of Mami-chan, the title character of the “Esper Mami” manga by Fujiko Fujio, Doraemon’s pervy father.
Embiggen to 500×722px. (semi-ÑṠFW)
See more and larger versions of the drawings of Mami-chan at the original website: blog.livedoor.jp/sohsai… (Google Translate).
Learn more about the background of the manga at: wikipedia.org/wiki/Esper_Mami
Today in Japan is Y.A.M.H.H. (Yet Another Mysterious Horsepucky Holiday)…aka National Foundation Day (Wiki).
On February 11th, Japan celebrates their bogus national holiday, Kigensetsu , on which their first emperor, Jimmu—who is both Korean and way more mythical than King Arthur—lays claim to have created the nation of Nippon.
Here’s a typical celebration for today.
The Namahage orges prepare to invade Tokyu Department Store in Kichijoji, Tokyo for the Northeast Festival on February 2 (store details).
The Namahage. Northeast Festival @ Kichijoji, Tokyu Department store, in Tokyo.ナマハゲもいたよ。東北祭り@吉祥寺東急 pic.twitter.com/0B6QqKfvWd— 江口寿史 (@Eguchinn)’s twitter February 1, 2014
The Namahage ogres visit to expel laziness in young children scaring them as they visit to the house in this is a traditional Japanese New Year’s folk event.
In the Tohoku region—the northeast of Japan—Namahage ogres visit homes during the Lunar (Chinese) New Year’s, which generally happens around February during the agricultural off-season. These ogres go from door to door frightening kids and admonishing them for their laziness as you can see below.
Sadly, nowadays the Namahage are mostly for tourists such as this event at Tokyu Department Store in Kichijoji, Tokyo.
Learn more at: wikipedia.org/wiki/Namahage
Old McDonalds had a burger farm, ee-i-ee-i-o.
And on his farm he had kinky kigurumi, ee-i-ee-i-o.
These funny farm folks are Japanese wearing kinky kigurumi(3Yen / 2013-08-29) costumes of inflated latex rubber by the Japanese artist, “Saeborg.” His inflated masterpiece, “Slaughterhouse 9,” has recently won him the lucratively prestigious 17th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art.
Saeborg’s Japanese website says according goofy Google Translate:
The self-made animal suit with a rubber head portable infrastructure construction. We are working in favor of the non-Chakuguru thing. My Dream is to make an entire rubber farm.
Winner of the 17th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art!
岡本太郎賞、キュンチョメにサエボーグ！いいね pic.twitter.com/2bYLCv3ZPJ— 奈月 (@ntkozw) January 30, 2014
According to Saeborg’s website (Google Translate):
For those who have an interest, we are strongly recommend wearing one of our kigurumi rubber suits. We are looking for female volunteers for our next art performance at the Toshiko Okamoto Museum.
—Details for participation.
One of our long-time readers, “Johnny Yen” thoughtfully writes to us:
One will benefit from carefully studying this website on how to take a poop in Japanese.*
The only Japanese word you need to understand this video is UNKO (poop)!
Official Japanese website (machine translation)
The short video above is a promo for the launch of Japanese children’s’ book “Shiritori Unko (Endless Poop)”:
♪ Shiritori Shit that follows shit ♪ …… endless poop ♪ Confucius puppy. Let Dashikiro this shit to get!
Book title: “Shiritori Unko” ISBN: 9784592761662 Price: 838 yen + tax
Official Japanese website: kodomoe.net/unko (Google Translate)
Also check out the previous 3Yen report:
I bought this afternoon at my local yasai-ya (green-grocer). Damn if I know if this is a sentient being or something for supper.
Question: Should I invite this to dinner or eat it like a cauliflower?
Adam Magyar, Stainless Shinjuku from Adam Magyar on Vimeo.
…Grand Central station in New York, the Alexanderplatz station in Berlin, and Shinjuku station in Tokyo with a slow motion HD camera in tow…more….
petapixel.com | 2014/01/10:
Mesmerizing Super Slow-Motion Footage of People Waiting for the Subway
Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large writes…
The artist, Alex Gross, is currently based in Los Angeles, California but is a recipient of the prestigious Artists Fellowship from the Japan Foundation (refer to his Bio for more information).