Separated-at-birth?

Namakoro, the new mascot for Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force seems to be too real/separated-at-birth from actual pink sea cucumbers (and other things) that can be pinkish in nature.

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Namakoro, a pink sea cucumber in a sailor suit, is the new mascot for Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force in the Sasebo region. mono-mascots-logo pic.twitter.com/ItRZ2maO5b

— Mondo Mascots (@mondomascots) October 25, 2018
 

 
Other examples of the Japanese separated-at-birth concept reported here include:

 



Halloween surprise for Japan

icon_pumpkin It’s the Great Pumpkin’s special Halloween surprise for Japan!

Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda believed released with aid from Qatar and Turkey after three years held in Syria
The Japan Times | 2018-Oct-24
Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was captured by an armed group in Syria three years ago, is believed to have been released and was now in Turkey…more…

For comparison, this is file photo of Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda in 2016. Yasuda-file-photo
(Photo of missing Japanese journalist emerges May 30, 2016 | yahoo.com/news).

Everyday is Halloween…

Everyday is Halloween in Japan…

 

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Student Hikaru-kun on the street in Harajuku wearing a vintage blazer with two neckties….tokyofashion.com
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As I always say, Everyday is Halloween in Tokyo″ (3Yen / 2014-10-31) , (3Yen / 2012-09-13) , (3Yen / 2011-10-29) , etc.
 
A few of our many previous reports of Japanese Halloween include:

 



 


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!

 horror-cosplay
 

 
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: