Green dogless dog…only in Japan

left_quoter_14x24That way madness lies. A tsukemono (pickled cucumber) dog.right_quoter_13x24
tsukemono-dogMulboyne — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) April 17, 2015

Previous reports weird wiener reports on the 3Yen include:


Japanese ‘primal anxieties’?

left_quoter_14x24Hideaki Kawashima summons primal anxieties of removable skin, made more relevant by the rise of virtual, second livesright_quoter_13x24
Exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery
Kawashima_3 Exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles): Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

Prior Art*?

From the 1985 film, “Brazil”, the perpetual facelift of the character Mrs. Ida Lowry played by Katherine Helmond (


Blooming trippy springtime Japan

The above is from the animated intro for the NHK program, “Flowers bloom in the Northeast.”
The program is tour of the Northeast of Japan with a “mysterious girl” that the public broadcaster, NHK, has aired as part of the reconstruction campaign for the Great Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Disaster of 2011 (Wiki).

You can view the entire animation at the official NHK website…
nhk-animation-openingClick to play.

Japan’s famous OCD artist is the world’s ‘most popular’

Polka-dot pooping pink batshit crazy Yayoi Kusama is the
world’s left_quoter_14x24most popularright_quoter_13x24 artist, ri-i-i-ight.

left_super long-quotebar 24x360Yayoi Kusama is named the most popular artist in the world
The Independent / 02 April 2015
Yayoi Kusama’s trademark polka-dotted sculptures and mirror installations proved a huge draw, with up to 9,000 flocking to her touring exhibition a day – making her exhibitions the most visited in the world in 2014. The Art Newspaper yesterday released its annual figures for the most visited exhibitions
The arty antics of Yayoi Kusama (who has spent significant time in asylums) has been covered in the 3Yen many times before including:
  • Kusama Princess of Polka Dots (3Yen / 2012/05/28)
  • Polka dots for Japan! (3Yen / 2012-07-16)
  • Are we having ‘FUN FUN’? (3Yen / 2012/02/27)
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Pink Polka-Dot Bikini
      (3Yen / 2009/04/08)
louis vuitton japan polka dots lv topless

  • A Japanese ‘Happening’ 1965 (3Yen / 2006/11/13)
  • J-Praemium Imperiale for Halloween (3Yen / 2009-04-08)



Yatagarasu — the national mutant of Japan

The national bird of Japan is the mutant three-legged crow (3Yen 2009-07-27). Therefore, the crow fashion below is “traditional.”

Crow Cape

Jimmu, Japan’s legendary first emperor…encountered a three-legged crow named Yatagarasu…believed to be a messenger of the gods, or an incarnation of the sun
—via Japan National Tourism Organization: Three-Legged Crows


The ancient Japanese tradition of …

Mulboyne writes (March 6, 2015):
sidebar-quote long The ancient Japanese tradition of pole dancing performed in front of Nijo Castle for the Parasophia arts festival in Kyoto.

About: “Parasophia”—the Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 is the first large-scale international exhibition of contemporary art to be held in Kyoto.
Performance: Miwa Yanagi’s Stage Trailer Project “Pole Dance Show on Stage Trailer”

Previous 3Yen reports the plague of pole dancing in Japan include:

    • Tokyo pole dancer fail (3Yen / 2010-08-27)
    • Robo-Geisha pole dance (3Yen / 2009-10-06)
    • Tokyo Metro’s pole dancer warning poster
           (3Yen / 2012-10-01) train manner poster october 2012 tokyo japan


Wanna be a ‘Hime-sama’—princess for a day?

Today, March third, is Hina Matsuri–the “Doll Festival.”
Also called “Girls’ Day,” it is an unofficial holiday in Japan that offers a blessing for health and long life of girls (and gives them a once-a-year chance at playing with a very elaborate set of dolls).

Translation of main lyrics of the “ひな祭り/Hinamatsuri” song in the video above:

Let’s light the lanterns
Let’s see peach flowers
Five court musicians are playing flutes and drums
Today is a joyful Dolls’ Festival

The dolls displayed on a tiered stage for Hinamatsuri represent O-hime-sama—the Empress and O-dairi-sama—the the Emperor. The imperial couple is followed by lower ranks of courtiers, attendants, and musicians who all decked out in traditional court dress of Japan’s Heian period. The dolls are talismans to bring luck, or amulets to absorb evil spirits and protect. For more information, refer to Wikipedia.

HinaSet‘HinaSet’ by user:Michaelbuddy – Copy from en.wikipedia. Licensed under Copyrighted free use via Wikimedia Commons.