Merry Kinkmas!

Merry Kinkmas!
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via Underwater Knee-high Stockings

Idiot = baka = Trump

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For some strange reason, if you Google the word ‘idiot’… a picture of Trump comes up, hee, hee. This even happens in a Japanese search of バカ/baka (idiot) or バカ (idiot) + トランプ (Trump).
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Cthurkey?

The Kumamon’s Thanksgiving has so much to thank Cthulhu for, モーン☆〜!
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Goofy Google Translate:
‵‵Bear〜! I’m going to be fine today!′′

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YELLOW SNOW donuts, only in Japan

There’s a tremendous tittering on twitter about new “Yellow Snow” donuts Christmas promotion from Mr. Donut Japan.

Translating Mr. Donut Japan:
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←Available from November 9~ Xmas donuts
 

リース/Risu fashion
Yellow Snow

¥151
↑Banana-flavored chocolate coated with Old Fashioned donut, topped with a golden shower/spray & sparkling sugar —misterdonut.jp/m_menu/new…
 
This Mr. Donut+Pokemon promo is limited to Christmas. Also note that リース/Risu means ‘squirrel’ but in this context it’s referring to a Pokémon incarnation or a “wreath” (which is the same word in Japanese).

 
Speaking of yellow snow, gold-colored donuts, be sure not to miss our previous post: Eat me! Japanese Ice Queen Arakawa’s golden doughnuts (3Yen / 2006-02-26)
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LINE UP: Tokyo’s favorite

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No matter where you go in Tokyo—the trains, the bank, the toilet— you can enjoy queuing in the company of others in the line up fun.

 
UPDATE: Oops, I forgot about the “Prior Art” that I posted way back in 2010 about the lining up for the Tokyo Metro Human Centipede.

 


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Tokyo Halloween manners

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The Tokyo Metro has put up “manners” posters warning everyone not to have Halloween fun (3Yen / 2015-10-01/)

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The rest-of-the-story
For the past 30 years it has been a Halloween tradition among us gaijin/foreigners to take over one rail car of Tokyo’s main loop, the Yamamote Line, for a party…much to the annoyance of the sad-sack salarymen who hate their gloomy decorum being disrupted.

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All I can say about that is

 



 


‘Know Drugs’ mascot

The 3Yen’s friend-in-the-real-world of over on Mondo Mascots writes about…

 
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Yokohama City’s drug abuse prevention mascot is Noodora-kun, a syringe with a knot in its needle. No drug, know drug!

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What he fails to mention is that like most major mascots in Japan, Noodora-kun (Mr. Nodrug) has a companion mascot, Knowdrugs-chan. (L).
 
 
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A few of our many previous reports of goofy Japanese mascots include:

 



 


Domo-kun Ver. 2.0?

This is the twentieth birthday of the NHK TV character Domo-kun and there’s speculation here in Japan about:
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‵‵Whatever happened to Domo-kun, the furry brown monster with the jagged maw?′′
 

Could Domo-kun at 20 mean 2.0?
japantimes.co.jp | 2018/09/13
Domo-kun has been largely absent from social media. Today’s mascots, on the other hand, use everything at their disposal to win you over it isn’t so much that Domo-kun has disappeared; it’s more that the mascot field he helped push into popularity has become more crowded.
More...
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icon_domokunJust a few of our many past stories about Domo-kun include:

 



 


Oops / Poops

‵‵Please carry away the toilet paper to the
restroom without putting it in the garbage can.
′′

Recently spotted oops-engrish at an upscale Tokyo hotel.

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The-rest-of-the-story…

Rude hoards of loud, littering, misbehaved Chinese tourists are the bane of the residents living/commuting/working near the major tourist areas of Tokyo and Kyoto. Typically mainland Chinese tourists are viewed as “pollution” by residents here, both Japanese and foreign (even by fellow “Chinese” from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.).

Specially, the strange signage about taking, ‵‵away the toilet paper to the restroom without putting it in the garbage can,′′ is caused by the puny plumbing in China (and other Asian countries) that cannot handle flushing toilet paper.
Chinese household sewer pipes are 50mm or less (2 in.) in diameter. Western plumbing is twice as large in diameter at 100mm (4 in.) or larger. In China there will be a basket by the side of the toilet for throw paper, yuck.


Translated from Japanese by Microsoft:
Don’t be surprised! This is the language level of a not-at-all-cheap hotel in the middle of Tokyo in 2018. Luckily I was able to poop and use the restroom correctly because I could read it in Japanese instead of English. Probably.