Japanese tech — Wood knives

Strict Japanese weapon laws sadly force folks to use odd-tech…wood knives, ha, ha.

 
Our previous reports of hi-tech Japanese weapons include:

 



Daruma drone?

@TheONiLX
Need to spray your crops? These guys have a DIORAMA!! WITH A #DRONE!! #tokyo

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Ha, ha, I misread your “DIORAMA WITH A DRONE” for that crop-sprayer as a ‘DARUMA WITH A DRONE.’ wikipedia.org/wiki/Daruma_doll
Damn, not having a Daruma Drone (達磨ドローン) was a real lost opportunity in the crop-sprayer’s design aesthetic.
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Jimmy Hattori, mascot extraordinaire

Jimmy Hattori, the ninja condom mascot…

The best comment about safe-sex mascot extraordinaire was by @10TimesOne writing: “Who the hell WEARS A BOW TIE AROUND THEIR WAIST?”
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Of course, that’s not a bowtie or a waist—It’s a big bow ribbon at the base of Jimmy Hattori’s shaft—A special gift just for you!


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START IMPOSSIBLE

Have you seen the new slogan on the
new Tokyo “Blue Cabs”<snark>? start-your-impossible

START YOUR IMPOSSIBLE

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More about Tokyo’s “Blue Cabs” at the japantimes.co.jp story: Roomier Blue Cabs added Tokyo fleet ahead of 2020 Olympics

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Previously we have covered the Japanese taxi scene including:

 


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Tokyo’s ‘secret’ garden, Rikugien

For several years I lived across the street from Tokyo’s ‘secret’ garden, Rikugien.
Basically, it was my home away from home as I visited it every day.
Rikugien Garden (六義園) is arguably central Tokyo’s best–It’s constantly used by the Foreign Ministry of Japan to give foreign VIPs a taste of traditional landscaping aesthetics. And for extra fun, Rikugien Garden has several small teahouses can be privately reserved quite reasonably.

Check out the City of Tokyo’s official website for the garden at: teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/rikugien

 


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‘No bouding port’ …huh?

As seen in Tokyo’s Shibuya Station…

 

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…the worst attempt at English to ever grace the streets of Tokyo. # engrish # Shibuya # 渋谷駅 # もう無理
#Brad‏ @ich1yenthoughts | 11 Jan 2018

 

 

No bouding port the platform
Amoing torans only

(—Stairs are for deboarding passengers only—)

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Other fun examples of Japanese signage include:

 


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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.

 


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Goji-chan’s b-day!

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Godzilla doesn’t have a real birthday, but the original film was released on November 3, 1954, so fans like to think of today, the third, as his 63rd birthday.

 

A few of our many previous stories about Goji-chan (the Japanese diminutive for “Godzilla darling”) include:

 



 


It’s a Sewer of a Day!

Miss Sewerage…

…is ready for Japan’s Sewerage Day (Sept. 10).

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Yep, Sewerage Day (下水道の日) even has a crap character mascot, “SuiSui” (スイスイ) kun“SuiSui” means “Smoothly.” Check out the many other sewer mascots of Japan at mondomascots.com.

 


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The boom after the BIG BOOM

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Taken in 1949, the photo below shows a lively Yokohama street targeting US servicemen with an Atomic Bomb Variety Show and a Japan Surender [sic] Bar. This exhibits the signs of the start of an economic boom after the BIG BOOM in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.