Japan’s Ministry of Silly Walks* offers for your pleasure…
Yesterday was the grand Oiran/Hooker Parade of Tokyo’s Asakusa temple–cum–pleasure district.
The cosplaying ladies shown below are pretending to be Oiran (Wiki), or high-class courtesans/hookers, and they reenact the grand Oiran Dochu, the parade around the pleasure quarters of Tokyo’s Yoshiwara district (Wiki).
Ok, let’s get a close-up of the hooker’s Cruel Shoes (3Yen / 2012-06-06)…
View videos of yesterday’s hooker parade and the cinematic version of the Oiran Parade in our COMMENTS section…
See more Japanese Cruel Clogs (3Yen / 2012-05-27) , and learn about how Japanese girls are short but really…(3Yen / 2009-10-09).
His earrings are golden.
His name is Eijiroh Miyamae (age 80), aka Boshi Ojisan (“Hat Man”) or Harajuku Ojisan (). Some people say he used to be a postman but he always wanted to be an actor. Others say he is a true artist, of the Outsider/Intuitive School:
• Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne*
Miyama, Eijiro (1934), Japan
Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
—Eijiro Miyama was born in Mie Prefecture, Japan. A loner, he never married and has always led a wandering sort of existence. He has had various jobs, notably as a day labourer in the construction industry and as a lorry driver. When he was around fifty-five, he settled in one of the boarding houses for impoverished working men in Yokohama’s Kotobuki district…
…One day, about ten years ago, Eijiro Miyama walked around with a cup of instant noodles on his head. People turned to stare as he went by. This act, provocative and liberating, gave him a huge feeling of exaltation. He gradually created eccentric headgear that he adorned with toys and sundry objects found discarded at flea markets…continues…
Kumamon, the yurukyara/”loose character” mascot bear of Kumamoto Prefecture, is having his fourth birthday today and stealing all the attention from that hyperactive yellow showoff, Funasshi, the pear mascot (3Yen 2013-07-03) of Funabashi city (See).
Happy birthday to Kumamon, Japan’s favorite regional bear
The Japan Times | March 6, 2014
…Kumamon—a cute red-cheeked black bear—… has arguably become one of the hottest yurukyara…
… on March 12, Kumamoto Prefecture is celebrating his birthday with a five-day Kumamon Tanjosai (birthday festival)…m0Ar!…
Other Kumamon mascot news covered before on the 3Yen includes:
• Creepy ‘Kumamon’ mascot gets crazier
(3Yen / 2013-07-07)
• Japan’s Guinness record for synchronized dork dancing
(3Yen / 2013-01-31)
• Panic disordered characters in the kitchen…
(3Yen / 2012-11-04)
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“King of Otoko (males)” from the planet Kanjani8 were seen cruising the streets of Harajuku, this illuminated intergalatic truckship (promoting the newest release the J-pop band).
Via (Tokyo Fashion© | February 23, 2014)
Who will win Miss Hooterless Japan 2014?
Your vote will determine Miss Hooters Japan 2014! Then, Miss Hooters Japan will go on to compete in the Miss Hooters World Congress to be held in America.
hooters.co.jp/MHJ2014/ (In Japanese)
Yummy! Now you can eat canned cat food served up by Japanese “maids” wearing brainwave-sucking Necomimi (3Yen 2011-05-06) cat ears for the ultimate kitty experience.
There’s a Cat Food Restaurant in Japan. It’s for Humans.
kotaku.com | 2014feb21
My idea of a dinner out isn’t being served what looks like cat food by a feline waiter. But hey, that’s just me.
Tomorrow in Tokyo, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is opening "Restaurant Mon Petit," which is named after Mon Petit cat food…
…The restaurant is for a limited time only and will serve a full course French style meal that’s inspired by, um, cat food…
Duffy the bear is the biggest Disney character you never heard of (unless you happen to be a Disney freakazoid).
And now you can take his bus on the
Journey of Fluffy Duffy to the Tokyo Disney Sea theme park.
Both the inside and out the bus is covered in push fur, which makes me wonder, How many Duffys died to give up their Duffy skins for the upholstery and outside fur wrapping of the Fluffy Duffy bus? ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ
A Bus Made Out of a Teddy Bear… Because Japan
autoevolution.com | 4th February 2014
… bus is designed to look like Duffy, the teddy bear mascot of the Tokyo Disney Sea theme park. It’s been covered with fuzz and even has a face and ears at the front. If it sings repetitive music like an ice cream van…more…
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.