Cone life, Japan

The leader of the gang.

cone^gangvia — ONiLX (@TheONiLX) July 6, 2018

 

A few of our many previous stories of Japanese cone life — traffic cone craziness include:

 



 


Doll-ing in Japan

Youtuber “millna” has what she calls a DOLL HOUSE where: “I want to serve you people as a doll figure!” (ということでドール姿でみなさんを接客したい!—millna @mi_te_yo)

According to Reuters, this self-proclaimed “virtual doll” has taken it to a new level by creating a body suit that looks like a doll and lets you move like a human″″

While the Reuters is totally off-base by calling this offshoot of “dolling” (3Yen / 2013-08-29) the “latest trend” in fashion modeling in Japan. Kigurumi/”dollers” (3Yen / 2015-03-06) have long been a tiny-but-dank subculture in Japan.

 




Ninja Newman

Important reminder that, being dead, Paul Newman does not personally approve the graphic design choices for his salad dressing bottles. @jesticide January 17, 2018

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Actually, Ninja Newman really does approve the graphic design choices for his salad dressing bottles.

In case you were wondering what the big deal is, Newman’s “ninja” outfit and hachimaki/headband have Chinese dragons embroidered and his back-worn, dual katana/swords are all sorts of tacky. Basically, the label is an embarrassment at best and to many (but not me) cultural misappropriation.

via Ninja Newman – news.3yen.com | reincarnated.

 


tokyonama-logoshopTokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo

Heart me!

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Dressed in the Heart Sutra and a Japanese fundoshi-cum-loincloth, this young lady is heart-fully enjoying life.

Previous reports of heartfullness on the 3Yen include:

 


The Pope-hats return

Once again, Japan’s Pope-hats have mysteriously reappeared…

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Even more mysterious is that one of the Getty photos is labeled as “Japanese fans dressed as Skittles” which sounds odd since Skittles candy made by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is not at all popular in Japan. Then I remembered the archaic game of Skittles from which bowling originated. Pope Hats makes more sense.
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A few of the other many appearances of the mysterious Popeheads include:

  • Pope hats clash! (Japan loses) (news.3yen.com/2014-06-25/pope-hats-clash)
  • The AWESOMENESS — Japan’s Olympic Pope hats (news.3yen.com/2012-08-02/the-awesomeness-japans-olympic-pope-hats)
  • Pope hats and Pikachu — Japanese fans at the World Cup (news.3yen.com/2014-06-15/pope-hats-and-pikachu-japanese-fans-at-the-world-cup)
  • Japan’s Pope-hats vs Vile vuvuzela (news.3yen.com/2010-06-17/japans-pope-hats-at-world-cup-beat-all-the-vile-vuvuzela/)

 



PIKAchewed

Over the years here I have posted a lot of poo about Pikachu but this photo of an abandoned Pikachu—PIKAchewed on the streets of the Mysterious Orient© captures the true essence of Pokémon Being…

 
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PIKAchew on few of my many other Pikaposts including:

  • Pokémon Pikachu pucker (news.3yen.com/2011-01-17/pokmon-pikachu-pucker/)
  • fisting pikachu (news.3yen.com/2013-07-21/fisting-pikachu/)
  • Machu Picchu Pikachu (news.3yen.com/2013-07-31/machu-picchu-pikachu/)

 



Ninja workforce

ninja-workforceGhetto Images | February 20, 2017—

Here’s the staff of Koka city tourism division hard at work at the Koka City Hall on Monday. Known as the homebase of the ‘Koga’ Ninja clan, the city of Koka promotes February 22 as “Ninja Day.”

 
Previous reports of ninja in the Japanese workforce include:

 




Squid ‘Kaiju’ vs Monbemon Monster

Everything-in-Japan-must-have-a-mascot…
And, the proliferation of loose-character monsters in Hokkaido, the north island of Japan has been remarkable.

Squid kaiju vs Monbemon monster
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Google Translate:
hokkaidolikers.com/articles/460

Creepy organism that is reflected with a blank expression on one’s face next to the first place of Monbemon. This is just as it is seen, is your local character of Hakodate, Hokkaido, which was the squid in the model. But now that call themselves the “alien”, not just a squid. They are invaders who came from outer space in order to my thing Hakodate, full stomach and crawling, waged attractions us and fight day and night, such as trying to protect the city, “Tawarobo” and “air fortress Goryokaku” of Hakodate … … Well, I’m sorry. The other what is somehow ….

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Hipster ogres of New Years — Digital shamanism

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←Japan’s traditional ogres of New Years, the Namahage, go door-to-door terrorizing children with armed with fake wooden knives accusing them of being bad or lazy…sort of like Krampus on acid. In a hipster update, Japan now has digital shamanism for Blade-Runner style Namahage.

 hipster-namahage

年の瀬ですので、都市のなまはげの為のお面を作りました。 https://t.co/1u2JWy8O28 — IKEUCHI Hiroto (@ik_products) Dec. 19, 2016

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goofy Google Translate:
The artist Etsuko Ichihara has prepared this for a new Japanese “Matsuri” (parade) RE-DESIGN project. Happiness with this first costume collaboration with “cloma-sama“.

The above ogre is part of the NTT-ICC exhibition: Digital Shamanism: “Namahage in the City — NAMAHAGE in Tokyo.

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A few of our many previous reports of the January devils of Japan  include:

 



 

Tokyo Halloween surprise..by the Governor and others

In workaholic Japan, Halloween is always celebrated on the weekend—-so it’s already over and there’s lots of fun to report…

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goofy Google Translate of Sankei News | 2016.10.29
–Koike theater—
“Knight of Yuriko” appeared at Halloween cosplay event
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike appeared in full costume at the “Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival 2016″ as “Princess Knight” on the morning of the 29th
…at a Halloween event held in Ikebukuro Tokyo…smiling with the sword She wore a red cape and immense hat she shook hands with the crowd…from the venue cheers rose of, “Kawaii/cute!”
… At the same event last year as a member of the House of Representatives, Koike [fittingly] appeared dressed as “Sally the Witch.”

 

 
A few of of our previous Halloween-in-Japan reports include: