The Northern two thirds of Japan is just digging out the dregs of the second monster snowstorm in as many weeks, which means it’s time for Yukidaruma/snowmen!
First off is an Osaka hairdresser showing off a breezy snow style for “Obahan” (middle-aged) ladies…
Wait a minute…there are barber snowmen too…too real and scary, hee, hee, hee.
However, those barber snowmen are nothing compared to what’s at the dentist!
I have covered the “alternative” uses for hairdresser practice mannequin heads several times before here on the 3Yen.
By law, Japanese beauty school students must practice several months on dummy heads before attempting to cut a person’s hair. This law leads to a huge number practice heads being thrown out as well as a lot of creative “repurposing” of creepy heads in Japan such as:
. . . • We Cut Heads
. . . . . (3Yen / 2011-04-20) →
. . . • Haircut heads turn into ‘grow heads’
. . . . . (3Yen / 2011-02-03)
. . . • Let’s kakashi/scarecrow!
. . . . . (3Yen / 2007-08-16) ↓
I couldn’t help but to giggle when I saw this Japanese beauty tweet today…
Face Stretch© — hard type
(goofy Google Translate of the Amazon description):
Exercise the facial muscles by simply breathing greatly in addition to mouth! Reduces the sagging of the face, worries about age lines, and nasolabial folds…fun to use easily even in the bath or while watching the TV.
Perhaps the Face Stretch©’s packaging is the most fun…
The 3Yen has reported on several of these amazing Japanese facial exercisers including:
• Whore-ray faceLift Bra™ (3Yen / 2013-10-09)
• Japanese face tune-up (3Yen / 2012-07-07)
• Japanese WTF goods
(3Yen / 2012-02-01) ↘
They came from outer space (or Japan) Part 2…
♥︎♥︎♥︎diesel s/s 2014 campaign♥︎♥︎♥︎♥︎ “we are connected” — photo by inez & vinoodh
pic.twitter.com/Jl5YoAH2WU — hirari ikeda (@hirariikeda)’s twitter January 23, 2014
Today at my local pharmacist, I ran into this furry fashion monster who was feeling ill but willing to wear short-shorts in the 10 degree weather.
Pedobear hat (1)
Dinosaur hoodie (2)
Fox Tail (3)
Fluffy Faux Snow Leopard Fur Boot Sleeves (4)
Fake UGG booties in dark African leopard print (5)
Plus the pièce de résistance, a Domo-kun inspired surgical mask (see below ↓)
Furry fun fashion monster?
• See close-ups of the fashion monster’s fun for furries are in the Comments section.
• Bonus points: Can you guess her age and what illness she is being treated for?
The 3Yen has covered most of these these Japanese fashion items before in:
• Domo-kun mask ↓ (3Yen / 2005-10-28)
• Hello Kitschy (3Yen / 2007-07-21)
• Fuzzy logic—retro leg-warmers (3Yen / 2013-01-21)
• Fun fall fashion for freakaziod furries (3Yen / 2010-10-03)
• Why Pedobear rules! ↓ (3Yen / 2011-01-21)
It’s Seijin-no-hi, Japan’s Coming-of-Age Day (Wiki) when anyone turning 20 years old in the year celebrates by dressing up in fancy kimino and attending boring their reaching the Age of Majority ceremonies. As you can see below, Edward Scissorhands’ sister—no daughter I guess—is really getting into the occasion*.
(See more photos of coming-of-age men in the Comments section.)
Previous 3Yen reports of Coming-of-Age Day in Japan include:
• The usual Disneyland & drunken brawl (3Yen / 2010-01-12)
• A real bash at Coming-of-Age Day (3Yen / 2005-01-11)
• Babes & big black busses (3Yen / 2008-01-15)
The social webs in Japan are all a twitter about this kids show called “Mi-buri TV” on the Yokohama public TV station, TVK—Note the “I LOVE COCK” and “PUSSY” signs on the instructors’ costumes.
UPDATE: The next morning all the videos were pulled by the production company. Saaa, no fun.
of The I-Love-Cock “action” starts at the 0:30 point of the Youtube.
“Move in Gestures – MIBURI TV” is a children’s dance program being broadcast at 6:45 in the morning hosted by Sasuga Minami, one of Japan’s most famous choreographers (and who is wearing the “I LOVE COCK” and “PUSSY” clothing).
Right now various groups of foreign mothers in Japan are in outrage on Facebook–They are banding together to complain to the executive producers of the show.
The official site of “MIBURI TV” is at: tvk-yokohama.com/miburi/en…
Traditionally at New Years women wear a kimono with a shawl of frilly fru-fru fur of fox or rabbit looking like…
However, I was amused to spot this typical-but-nontraditional Japanese muff on today’s twitter …
Kawaii winter muffler by Hanamizz!
RT @gonhanamizz 1/6 releasing! http://t.co/99PrJVYaRP pic.twitter.com/rAfNCC5yQa— Tokyo Fashion (@TokyoFashion)’s twitter December 31, 2013
The new bra vending machine has proven a bust, butt with a bouncy name like FUN FUN WEEK it’s hard to imagine why.
The Asahi Shimbun | Dec. 29, 2013
…Osaka bra vending machine busts, with just seven sales in month. “It must be something that takes time to get used to, but I would like women to see how it feels to buy a bra from a vending machine,” says official…more…
Perhaps the sales problem was the bras were unworn (Refer to 3Yen, 2012Feb12: Risqué business).
See additional photos of the vending machine in the Comments section…
Beautiful photo of Japanese shironuri* artist Minori
RT @cute_minori || — Tokyo Fashion (@TokyoFashion) 2013Dec21
The above photo is part of are Minori’s latest Nature Series, “Rock”. According to her blog (Google Translate) told the photographer Takazawa Teppei that, ‘I have a funny rock, so why not try to make that work?’ Minori in her blog went on to explain…
…I think the history of a rock is like the history of a person.
While still in the magma state do not know its own shape—magma just swallows many things while flowing.
Then it slows and hardens rapidly.
As it continues to be, you become a big lump soon.
As a lump you are similar to the soul, to have thought of yourself, pride, a belief mass…
M * Voyage “Strength” (left) and M * Voyage “Rock” (right)
Photographer, Teppei Takazawa
*:Learn more about the Goth-Lolita spinoff subculture-cum-fashion of shironuri at:
♩♫ Deck your head with boughs of bullpucky… ♬ ♪
The J-pop artist, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (3Yen 2013-10-18), is decked out for Christmas in Zipper magazine, January 2014.
Via kyarychan’s tumblr
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