Stepmother of Hello Kitty

The fashion brand “Stella McCartney” had an opening party on May 20th for their new store in Aoyama (north Harajuku Tokyo). For that opening they managed to scare up the current designer/stepmother of Hello Kitty, Yuko Yamaguchi (Wiki).

As we always say on the 3Yen, left_quoter_14x24You Can Never Have Enough HELLO KITTY.right_quoter_13x24 Right?

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Garter garners a leg up on other Harajuku honeys

lifering-TitanicYou know your diet is a success when a micro-size Japanese leg garter fits around your leg like a life-ring/ring buoy from the Titanic.

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Previous reports of Japan’s anorexia lifestyle on the 3Yen include:

 



Getting nosy in Japan

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Freaky-fraudulent Japanese nose improvement devices are one of the most commented on topics* here on the 3Yen over the years.
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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™.
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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.
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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.

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*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/)
 


Yatagarasu — the national mutant of Japan

The national bird of Japan is the mutant three-legged crow (3Yen 2009-07-27). Therefore, the crow fashion below is “traditional.”

Crow Cape
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Jimmu, Japan’s legendary first emperor…encountered a three-legged crow named Yatagarasu…believed to be a messenger of the gods, or an incarnation of the sun
—via Japan National Tourism Organization: Three-Legged Crows

 


Japan’s military attacks the catwalk!

Better than the “SEMEN SHIP” TV commercial (3Yen 2005-12-22) for Japan Navy recruitment.

More fun than the Japanese Coast Guard’s seagoing dance routines.

Presenting the 6th annual The Tokyo Boys Collection—a fabulous fashion show and entertainment extravaganza of the Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF).

More catwalk details at:
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Tokyo Boys Collection teams up with Japan Self-Defense Force to parade their fine men in uniform
with the theme of “The Japanese Spirit that Enchants the World” to guide them…The Tokyo Boys Collection is a fashion and music event celebrates male fashion with celebrities who are involved with TV, movies, theater, magazines, and other media...more...