That way madness lies. A tsukemono (pickled cucumber) dog.
— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) April 17, 2015
Previous reports weird wiener reports on the 3Yen include:
Researchers from the Keio Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences (KiPAS) want to stick an artificial tail on you to study how you would adapt to brain-machine interface and become a better/cuter cyborg.
Researchers use artificial tail to study how we adapt to brain-machine interfaces
Robohub | 2015-Apr-13…The method used in this research is to observe, in the laboratory, a group of about ten people who have an artificial tail, which can drive a brain-machine interface, attached to their body…learn(ing) how to move the artificial tail, and …us(ing) it skillfully, like their own body, through trial and error…more...
Previous reports of growing cute robotic appendages on the 3Yen include:
• Brainwave reading robotic cat ears (3Yen / 2011-05-06)
• Mind-reading gadget (3Yen / 2014-10-03)
• How to get Japanese tail (3Yen / 2012-09-26)
…Hideaki Kawashima summons primal anxieties of removable skin, made more relevant by the rise of virtual, second lives…
Exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles): Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal
—From the 1985 film, “Brazil”, the perpetual facelift of the character Mrs. Ida Lowry played by Katherine Helmond (IMDb.com)
1932 LION brand toothpaste advertising from the lead-up to WWII:
The women-to-men-crossdressing Takarazuka Revue (3Yen 2012-04-20) had fun with the “Nanking* Bomber Corps” in the advert of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper of November 4, 1937 shown below.
*Learn more about the Nanking Massacre AKA Rape of Nanking (Wiki).
Freaky-fraudulent Japanese nose improvement devices are one of the most commented on topics* here on the 3Yen over the years.
Even though these quack health items are useless, torturous nose clamps like the Hanahana™ “nose reformer“ attract much interest from the nasally challenged in Japan.
Today I was delighted to stumble across a new torture device marketed to fight the Japanese phobia of having a too small nose, the COPONG™.
Aside from the fun of ramming a springy nasal splint up your nose, I was trying to figure out why it is obtrusively colored black. It would seem a black device would be highly noticeable.
It turns out that this black device is from the US where the Nose Secret “Instant Results Reshape Your Nose Kit” was developed for the Afro-American market.
*Previous nosy reports on the 3Yen include:
• ‘Nose Up’! (3Yen / 2010-08-03)
• Matter of perspective in Japan (3Yen / 2010-08-12)
• Japanese NOSE ELECTROCUTION! (3Yen / 2009-10-03)
• HanaHana™ Get your big nose beauty! (3Yen / 2005-07-04)
• Vibrator glasses for a “taller” nose (3Yen / 2005-01-21/)
The Japanese government’s “Cool Japan” initiative seeking to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture industry (Wiki) seems to be a bust in Malaysia.
Mall selling sexy dolls bust-ed
thestar.com / April 9, 2015
In a successful bust, the [Malaysian] Home Ministry’s Al-Quran Text and Publishing Control Division seized RM14,234.20 worth of prohibited and obscene [Japanese] material from a popular shopping mall in Petaling Jaya. More…
photo credit: dannychoo.com
Previous reports of the government’s “Cool Japan” initiative on the 3Yen include:
• Cool Japan Expo in Paris is full of K-pop! (3Yen / 2014-07-24)
• Is Japan Cool? Toilets! (3Yen / 2012-03-07)
• ‘Gross National Cool’ as Japan’s foreign policy (3Yen / )
Today’s Japanese business dilemma is:
What kind nipples to put on a male, Japanese, ball-jointed doll sold for mastibatory activities?
Please choose the udder design for Smart Doll 005 Eiji Seiun.
スマド星雲永時くんのB地区造形を選んでください。— Danny Choo (@dannychoo) April 8, 2015
on nipple news the 3Yen has uncovered…
• All the nipples, Japanese… (3Yen / 2012-03-23)
• Noodles ’n’ Nipples (3Yen / 2011-02-18)
• Nip Wars! (3Yen / 2005-03-05)
Has Japan hit Peak ‘Loose Character’?
The mascot business has been showing signs a crash for some time we reported last year that Scores of ‘lax characters’ in Osaka Japan put to death in prefectural putsch (3Yen / 2014-05-08/) .
Japan mascots face cull or combination
Yahoo News (AFP) / 2015-April-06
Japan’s swollen ranks of cuddly mascots, once de rigueur for every local government and commercial brand, are coming under increasing threat, with some being culled and others combined. More…
Previous reports of Japan’s yuru-kyara (“loose characters”) on the 3Yen include:
• Mascot takes a piss at presser (3Yen / 2014-10-16)
• Unauthorized Funassyi vs fake Funasshii
(3Yen / 2014-06-02)
• Japan’s Miss Condom is a real character
(3Yen / 2013-06-29)
• Captain Hard-on of Hokkaido
← (3Yen / 2006-03-13)
Japanese Easter, but with hemorrhoids, wo0t!
…around seventy people attended the recent festival at Kunigami Shrine in Tochigi Prefecture… the only one that deals with hemorrhoids. Tradition states that those who washed their backsides and then ate egg offerings would be cured of hemorrhoids...more...
— In Japan, There Is a Shrine for…Hemorrhoids Kotaku.com…
Yikes! Easter Zombie Bejeebus with a cute purse died so a magical rabbit can poo chocolate eggs all over my yard!
Sixties shades in all their awesomeness
pic.twitter.com/6Mq3CucNOv— 1960s in Pictures (@1960sinPics) on twitter
Having “fox-eyes”–kitsune-me (狐目)—having very slanted eyes can considered a beauty flaw in Japan (source). It’s surprising to see the Japanese fashion model in the middle of the photo wearing kitsune-me sunglasses.
She must have hated the stylist.