(Goofy Google Translate of Wiki): Kenmin Foods Co., Ltd. of Kobe is a rice noodle manufacturer that is best known for its “Welcome to the Kenmin Kingdom” ad campaign. Kenmin’s ads are known for their eerie content and surreal product image.
Previous posts of Japan’s fun ads for very bent noodles include:
Monster truck, submarine, steampunk Anpanman: Why not?
【コンデレ】HIROFUMIXさんの『ワイルドアンパンマン号』。愛と勇気に溢れてます。ブラボー！富士通 乾電池提供 ミニ四駆ジャパンカップ2016 東京大会１コンクールデレガンスより。 — ミニ四駆（タミヤ） (@mini4wd) June 22, 2016
[Condre] HIROFUMIX’s wild Anpanman issue. Filled with love and courage. Bravo! Fujitsu Batteries offer Mini Japan Cup 2016 East…Concours d’Elegance.
“Anpanman” is one of the most popular anime series with young children in Japan. Anpanman characters appear on virtually every imaginable children’s product, from clothes to video games to toys to snack foods. The Anpanman books have collectively sold over 50 million copies. –Wikipedia
Previous reports of Anpanman include:
Everything in Japan needs a special mascot, even angry poles.
Previous dubious yuru-chara//"loose character" mascots featured here include:
A long-time friend of the 3Yen reports…
So there's now a Japanese fashion magazine called Hail Mary: The Formation Book for Mr. Untouchable.
—The Hopeful Monster (@SublightMonster) 2016-06-08
The official website of “Hail Mary” for mens fashion describes its mission as:
″ …a Formation book for 'Mr. Untouchable' ... who wants to be the real man with intelligence and wild (sic) like James Bond or Indy Jones.″
A moment of silence please…
…the inventor of poisonous spam musubi (sushi) has passed away.
Spam musubi lives on
Barbara Funamura, a woman of many talents, passes away at 78
The Garden Island | 2016-May-25
POIPU – When Barbara Funamura created the first Spam musubi, she had no idea how popular it would become.
“There are Spam musubi everywhere,” said Dan Funamura, Barbara’s husband…She was described as a nutritionist (sic), entrepreneur, and the originator of the Spam musibi.
Possibly the worse food of the 20th Century, Spam sushi aka “Spam musubi” (Wiki) has poisoned Hawaiians for decades. Just look at it. Puke.
Our previous reports of dubious sushi include:
Everyday I get fun engrish advertisements, but this one from an Indian restaurant and entertainment chain takes the prize.
″ Club eventscam enjoy immediate f∅reigner from Roppongi Station! Grobal minx…″
The names were slightly changed in the above ad to protect the innocent and have it fall under parody laws…
… but you get the idea how the native English speaking owners and managers of this entertainment chain are having their chain pulled by their Japanese staff.
Our previous reports fun engrish advertisements include:
As part of the Yakuza gangster’s outreach program, here is a rear view of the Yakuza Wives Club® at last Saturday’s Sanja Matsuri/festival (3Yen 2016-05-14).
Today is Tokyo’s biggest-&-wildest festival, the Sanja Matsuri.
The Sanja Matsuri (三社祭, literally “Three Shrine Festival”) had heavily tattooed yakuza gangsters out in full force carrying the portable shrines through the endless crowds. Held in the Asakusa temple district, an area 1000 meters by 200 meters, the crowd this year numbers between 1.5 to 2 million people—crushed.
You can see more photos of the masuri/festival parade in the Comments section…
Three years ago, in Anti‑surveillance chic from Japan (2013-01-29) →
we covered these ″ Invisibility Glasses″ of Professor Isao Echizen at Tokyo’s National Institute of Informatics. Well, the professor is back with better haircut and mega-funding from Nissey Corp.
For a mere ¥36,000 or about $331 USD, you can buy the new ″ Privacy Visor″ Nissey Corp., and you too can defeat the forces of evil with style with your own Gort Visor™ (Wiki). →
Learn more about the new visor from the Nissey’s Press Release.
Our previous reports on Japanese digital masking trends include:
• Facial recognition for masked Japanese (3Yen / 2006-01-14)
• Digital makeup, Japanese ↓ (3Yen / 2011-04-18)
US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy (Wiki), learns the realities of her true mission here…
Caroline Kennedy presented with a whip at this year's Tokyo Rainbow Pride.
— May 8, 2016
Our previous ambassadorial reports include: