July’s new “manner” poster on the Tokyo Metro seems to be either directed against:
• Anti-cosplay on the trains, or
• Prohibiting French aristocracy from using public transport
Previous 3Yen reports Toyko train manners on the 3Yen include:
The Sankei News (Google Translate) is reporting that Japan Railways (JR) Kyushu cheerleaders, the “Sakura/Swallow Corps” (mascot below), at the YOSAKOI Soran Festival in Sapporo this week. The Sakuratsubame (Sakura/Swallow) Corps is composed of JR Kyushu shinkansen (Bullet Train) station attendants, conductors, motormen, and train staff. The Corps won a “U-40″ grand prize at the the festival for their “choo-choo cheer” (you can hear the stream locomoive in the music of their performance).
″My Melody ″ (Wiki) is seldom done as a cosplay, but this Japanese person really nailed it, ha ha.
Also check out the previous report on the 3Yen (2013-09-29)
← The Lady of the Lake,
“GOT OTER UKI’ aka Goto Teruki is obviously the best candidate running for the upcoming elections in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. W0oT~!
This year’s poster where he writes his name Goto Teruki in proper Japanese characters “” across his privates is actually a big improvement over the romanization of his name “GOT OTER UKI” on Goto Teruki’s 2013 campaign poster.
Check out Goto’s official website (in Japanese).
Information in English about his previous campaign platform at: tokyodesu.com
The 3Yen has covered silliness about the more wacky political candidates in Japan includes:
The Japanese Internet is all a titter about the secret of Tokyo Disneyland’s Alice…
This Alice in Wonderland–I just still see only man? See the arms…Is it not a man? Hey???
←Look out Carmine Miranda!
“Vegetable Man”—actor Takumi Saito*—really got pimped out for his promotion for the “Cup Noodle Light Plus” TV commercial yesterday.
View the original Cup Noodle TV commercial without the “Veghead” here.
…taking on web subculture
GOOD magazine | 2015Mar05
…I understand the appeal of a costume-masked self, although I’ve put on the Kigurumi masks and found them uncomfortable. The people who wear the masks that model for me, it’s a real variety—male and female. But at the end of the shoot they seem disappointed when they have to unmask. They like being that character and acting out that character….more….
As I reported before (3Yen / 2013-08-29) , these “Dollers” are into wearing a full bodysuit, usually in a flesh-tone color, combined with clothing and girlie accessories of a manga or anime character. Or, in the words of Admiral Ackbar…
is №1/Ichiban in the whole world!
Japanese man crowned World’s Best Santa at 2014 Santa Winter Games
RocketNews24 | 2014/11/28
In the mining town of Gällivare, located in the Swedish section of Lapland…[contestants gathered] to determine who was the World’s Best Santa…
… Japan’s very own Kohei Yamashita who emerged victorious bringing his nation its first ever World’s Best Santa title....more…
Why a skinny, 35 year old, unemployed, Japanese guy is the World’s Best Santa, is beyond me, but it’s interesting, ain’t it?