Are you planning an August vacation in Japan?

So, you’re going to take an August vacation in Japan? Don’t.

Cue Good Morning, Vietnam
quoter left— What’s the weather like out there?
It’s hot. Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking.
— Well, can you tell me what it feels like.
Fool, it’s hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It’s damn hot! I saw – It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It’s that hot! Do you know what I’m talking about.” What do you think it’s going to be like tonight? “It’s gonna be hot and wet! That’s nice if you’re with a lady, but it ain’t no good if you’re in the [concrete] jungle.quoter right

Eel bread for the Dog Days

Last week was Eel Eating Day, Doyo-no-ushinohi, when folks here celebrate with the custom of eating grilled eel to gain stamina to beat the horrid heat of Japan. Only problem is the Japanese have eaten most of their endangered eels and now have resorted to substitutes…
eel-bread_500sidebar-quote longpottiiino.tumblr.com (Google Translate)
Eel bread of Dog Days … Anything goes …
(as seen at the Nikke Colton Plaza in Chiba Prefecture)

Eating eel on Ox Day (ushi-no-hi) was on July 24 and again on August 2-ish thanks the vagaries of the old and new Japanese calendar.
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Previous reports of Japanese Dog Days of grilled Eels on the 3Yen include:

 


Logo for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, meh

2020-logo-fixedIt’s official, meh.
Or, as one Olympics journalist quipped…
the Tokyo 2020 logo, looks like something you’d see at the top of a stereo manual from the 1980s—The Infinite Curve.
 

sidebar-quote long Organizers reveal emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Japan Times | July 25, 2015olympic-logo-textMore…

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Previous reports the craptacular 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the 3Yen include:

 


Funk the ‘Chanbara’

Chanbara*, Japanese kids playing with sticks like make-believe swords was “culturally appropriated” and funked for this music video of samurai fighting in the garage.

Featuring Flying Lotus & Kamasi Washington | Brainfeeder 2015 | Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada | Produced by Zach Wechter

 

*Learn more about Chanbara swordplay at:

 


July 20th is Japanese Burger Day!

Le divin burger
Le divin burger
Le divin burger. Gasparccio de saumon. Sainte Marinade de Nazaneth. Pointe de crèche fraîche. Roimage rappé. Huile d’olive extra vierge. Vinaigre Balthazarmique. Josephte de citron. Feuilles de Jesus-crine. Sirop d’étable. Christaux de sel.
Prenez, mangez, ceci est mon burger. —Via the art tumblr: fatandfuriousburger.com


Eat’em up, yum!

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Happy Marine Day in Japan!

Today is Marine Day aka Umi no Hi — a public holiday celebrated on the third Monday in July in Japan. As an island nation famous for eating the ocean’s bounty, the purpose of the holiday is to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan. Many people take advantage of the holiday and summer weather to take a beach trip and have fun ocean related festivitieswikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Day

Previous reports of Marine Day/Umi no Hi on the 3Yen include:

 


The Tokyo’s 2020 Monster has been slain!

The ridiculously fraudulent $2 billion stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (3Yen 2015-07-12) has been slain, w0oT!
kill-the-stadium-monster

Olympic stadium building plan back to drawing board: Abe
TOKYO, 2015 July 17, 4pm | Kyodo
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he has decided to bring the current building plan for the Olympic stadium back to the drawing board amid public uproar over its soaring costs more...
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Previous 3Yen reports Japan’s preparation for the useless, waste-of-money, 2020 Olympics include:

 


Welcome to Monday morning Japan

This sign is advertises a “Morning Set” breakfast special of a beer or rot-gut shochu and a snack. Starting out the work week right is a breakfast set offer in Osaka, beer or chuhai (juice and shochu), with a boiled egg and shio kombu/seaweed for Y350 yen.
Now this is my kind of Monday morning!