Thanks to wonders of the International Dateline, today is already Halloween in Japan and the cross-cultural shenanigans and miscues are scaring everyone.
Happy ‘Obon’ AKA Halloween?
Body of a Courtesan in nine stages of Decomposition; by Kobayashi Eitaku, c. 1870.
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Every Halloween for the past 30 years or so, the gaijin/aliens (foreigners) of Tokyo have had a tradition of getting roaring drunk in costume and then turning a couple of cars of the Yamanote commuter line into a “party train” much to the chagrin of sad-sack salarymen.
Please party on the train!
(3Yen / 2008-11-01) →
And, what’s the quickest way to ruin kinky fun? Legalize it…
–On the Tokyu Line between Yokohama’s Chinatown and Tokyo’s Shibuya districts, Tokyu Corporation chartered their own official Halloween Party Train and ruined a lot of the clandestine fun, meh.
To learn more about the original, evil-alien, Halloween Party Train refer to:
• Japan’s Halloween (3Yen / 2014-10-30) Not posted yet
Halloween is still a couple of weeks away but in Harajuku: Everyday is Halloween™.
In the über-trendy fashion district of Tokyo, Shibuya/Harajuku, the Headless Horsemen are enjoying themselves before their big ride on Halloween.
And for those needing a good Halloween costume…Here’s one that will serve dressing up as the Mummy on Halloween night and as a facial exerciser every night thereafter!
The 3Yen has reported on several of these amazing Japanese facial exercisers many times before including:
• Japanese in your face—Sucks and Blows (3Yen / 2014-01-29)
• Whore-ray faceLift Bra™ (3Yen / 2013-10-09)
• Japanese face tune-up (3Yen / 2012-07-07)
• Japanese WTF goods (3Yen / 2012-02-01)
An interest in cosplay should be a key no-no for any job prospect evaluation by human resources, as I have said countless times* here on the 3Yen.
Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the economy
—Dressing up like Wolverine … is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs—
The Week | October 9, 2014
MTV Japan has a real winner wiener here…
F.E.M.M.—Far East Mention Mannequins’ Tokyo Takeover, an alternative guide to the Japan’s capital…MTV 81
Japan’s MTV has always been the wildly unsuccessful, bastard child of the MTV’s localized channels worldwide. As a whole, MTV doesn’t translate well into Japanese and saccharine J-Pop doesn’t present well in the MTV format.
Previous 3Yen posts about MTV Japan’s failures include:
Global Warming has resulted in the loss of habitat for Polar Bears* as evidenced by the appearance of this bear in downtown Shibuya Tokyo.
Translation: If you were allowed to walk the polar bear in Shibuya, this is what it would look like, ha, ha.
The above polar bear costume was seen walking to a TV interview in Shibuya last night—I guess it’s always best to test your costume fully before Halloween.
This parade of painted dildos1/Kokeshi2 dolls is the stuff of dreams…bad dreams.
This years parade in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture (www.city.osaki.miyagi.jp..) in the north of Japan was its 60th anniversary. A hinky time was had by one and all.
For more information about these dolls, refer to:
1 urbandictionary.com/define…kokeshi doll and the connection to this phallic-shaped doll with a bulbous penis head and no limbs.
As if Japan already didn’t have enough makeup*…
Nobumichi Asai’s new work, Omote Real-time face tracking and projection mapping,
shows you how a the face of a model can drastically change with “electronic makeup. … continues on….A Rinkya Blog 2014Aug18:
Would you put some “electronic makeup” on?
OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.
Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s over-the-top makeup—aka street kabuki
Pikavasion has begun…again…in the ‘hama…
The 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4, reports of this strange invasion of Yokohama on August 2nd.
Further details of the invasion can be found at (rocketnews24.com 2014/07/29):Pikachus overrunning Yokohama in the cutest rodent invasion ever.
Previously posted puerile Pikachu…