Freaky-fraudulent Japanese nose improvement devices are one of the most commented on topics* here on the 3Yen over the years.
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™.
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.
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.
*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/)
The national bird of Japan is the mutant three-legged crow (3Yen 2009-07-27). Therefore, the crow fashion below is “traditional.”
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
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:
RocketNews24 | 2015/03/26
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...
From beyond Pluto deep in the Öpik–Oort Cloud, AyaBambi* came for a new LUMINE†.
*The dance of the AyaBambi aliens has been matched by: Japanese schoolgirl robot, Strongmachine (3Yen 2007-01-02)
† LUMINE (lumine.ne.jp) is a Japanese fashion chain focused on selling bleeding-edge styles for the young and the wannabe younger.
Choices, in Harajuku style…
Note the compromise on her eye color.
Shibuya is all about the vibes.
Vertical line, long-length top by TOKYONINE
via Japanese Fashion Inferno tumblr
Compare and contrast with this VIBE-rance…
You Can Never Have Enough HELLO-KITTY!
Harajuku girls wear dead-Pokemon fashion at the Tokyo Robot Restaurant infused with the memories of the monsters that inhabited a childhood, and Shooshi!