Japan’s Ministry of Silly Walks* offers for your pleasure…
Yesterday was the grand Oiran/Hooker Parade of Tokyo’s Asakusa temple–cum–pleasure district.
The cosplaying ladies shown below are pretending to be Oiran (Wiki), or high-class courtesans/hookers, and they reenact the grand Oiran Dochu, the parade around the pleasure quarters of Tokyo’s Yoshiwara district (Wiki).
Ok, let’s get a close-up of the hooker’s Cruel Shoes (3Yen / 2012-06-06)…
View videos of yesterday’s hooker parade and the cinematic version of the Oiran Parade in our COMMENTS section…
See more Japanese Cruel Clogs (3Yen / 2012-05-27) , and learn about how Japanese girls are short but really…(3Yen / 2009-10-09).
Called the Hello Kitty Diner, here’s the latest offering of the Japan’s iconic cat and the galaxxxy fashion brand.
RT @galaxxxy_mixer Hello Kitty × galaxxxy コラボ♡Hello Kitty Diner http://t.co/VyMqiK0Ubt pic.twitter.com/3aCqXNkyFW 2014mar24
As we always say here on the 3Yen, You-Can-Never-Have-Enough-HELLO-KITTY.
As part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2014 Autumn/Winter, the Japanese fashion house, alice auaa, put on an entertaining show at the Shibuya Hikarie complex on March 21st…
Designer Yasutaka Funakoshi—shown below with a leather tassel hanging—takes a bow on the runway. On his website, Yasutaka Funakoshi explains “because” as…
… alice auaa designs do not merely categorize duality, such as beauty and ugliness, and light and shadow, through a decadent and surreal filter based on the color black, but rather convey a mode of avant-garde and romanticism based on the endless motif of the time of life in everything (creation from destruction), and the elegance and eroticism that dwells in incommodiousness.
Remember: That’s just a leather tassel hanging—nothing more.
Who could ever guess that March 14th is Let’s give Fundoshi (traditional Japanese loincloths) Back Day in Japan?
Technically, February 14th is Fundoshi Day. Since that is Valentine’s Day, only Japanese women are obligated to give men gifts but not vice versa. Therefore, March 14th is promoted as the day for men to give women “Fundoshi Back” with loincloth gifts for the ladies.
Let’s all loincloth and be happy!
2月14日「ふんどしの日」は正式認定記念日です！http://t.co/CMGWpWCrJR pic.twitter.com/pYFIS7vVm5 —Tokyo Reporter (@tokyoreporter)’s twitter Feb. 14, 2014
Learn to loincloth happy in our previous Japanese fundoshi reports:
• Mr. Spotted Pattern (3Yen.com / 2006-08-31)
• Ladies loincloths (3Yen.com / 2009-08-20)
• Japanese Butt Fest (3Yen.com / 2007-01-22)…
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)