←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.
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
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.
A few of our many previous reports of the January devils of Japan include:
In workaholic Japan, Halloween is always celebrated on the weekend—-so it’s already over and there’s lots of fun to report…
goofy Google Translate of Sankei News | 2016.10.29
“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:
My buddy @Pubgobilin gave me a heads-up on what he called a “Penis Party” on 11/11—November 11th, which also happens to be the semi-phallic Pocky Day (3Yen / 2010-11-11). →
11/11 Phallic Worship Summit
goofy Google Translate of www.loft-prj.co.jp
Genital summit of century is finally being held in Osaka at “Loft Plus One West”! ~
Our Japanese faith in the Sex Gods has been handed down from ancient times. Travelers’ guardian deities in the form of phalli quietly protect on the roadsides … In order to protect the phallic worship that is being be lost with modernization, now is the time the power of our Chi to rise—The Phallic Generation.
Our previous puerile posts of Pocky or penile pulchritude include:
← A bit less boring and bellicose than Uncle Sam’s “I WANT YOU!” here is the recruiting poster I found in my Tokyo subway for Japan’s “I ☆ P’s” [sic] idols of the country’s ‘Self-Defense Forces’ who want you! ↓
goofy Google Translate of a Self-Defense Force recruiting site:
… This is the new design for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces recruiting posters …. the refreshing image of the new design will bring a bright and positive frame of mind…in a fresh illustration such that wants to continue to challenge something. The new recruiting slogan will be, “The shining me!”
The fearsome “I ☆ P’s” military recruiting characters pictured are:
• Miss Lark of the Air Self-Defense Force dressed in air force blue.
• Miss Rose of the Maritime Self-Defense Force dressed in navy whites.
• Miss Plum of the Ground Self-Defense Force dressed army green.
Our previous reports Japan’s Self-Defense Forces include:
Anime eyes—What could be freakier and more desired by Japanese?
Japanese women often wear contact lenses with extra-wide tinted outer ring to give the look of a bigger, wider iris to make the entire eye look larger. ↓ (3Yen / 2008-09-07)
A few of our many other reports of Japanese folks worried that their eyes are too small include:
At the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, gets punked into dressing in a Super Mario clown costume.
Previous puerile posts of Japan and the Olympics include:
Santa brings her hot gifts in mid-August mega-heat at the massive Comiket 90’s cosplay event, which always Japan’s biggest of the year.
Eco Pig Dragon seems to be Kumamon Bear's newest buttbuddy.
たくさんのお友達と会えて嬉しいモン！お友達に負けんよう、ボクもPRがんばるモン！みなさん、くまもとの夏の旅も楽しんではいよー☆ — くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) July 3, 2016
″ To meet with your friends, I’m happy Mon! PR do my best friends won’t lose so I Mon! Travel to Kumamoto, your summer fun is good!☆
Previous goofy mascot reports include:
Starting Friday, the Japanese apparel company, “Peach John,” will be offering a hinky line of Pikachu lingerie via their YUMMY MART brand…
Peruse our previous puerile Pikachu and Pokémon pulchritude posts: …(all SafeForWork)
It’s sacred sakura time and the the Japanese drunks are starting their raucous hamami/blossom viewing parties (3Yen 2012-03-04).
However, there’s a villain crashing the festivities, ``Terror Blossom!´´
馬場卓也＠3 /26 27三船ダンユマ @takuyaz #こんな花見はいやだ
Ok, ok, here’s the-rest-of-the story of Terror Blossom according to the RangerWiki (powerrangers.wikia.com)
A flower monster created by Lord Zedd from flower petals, Terror Blossom had the ability to reproduce and possessed poison petals. Terror Blossom was able to recreate the Hatchasaurus to keep the Rangers occupied. After defeating the Hatchasaurus, Jason, Zack, and Trini are frozen by Terror Blossom’s shower of poisonous petals. They are teleported to the Command Center so Billy can try to revert the effects of the poison, and he eventually succeeds. Later, Terror Blossom unleashes his flower …more…