In the sage words of Admiral Ackabar, “IT’S A TRAP!
Sending out Japanese Pop Culture to the world! With live performances from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and, a fashion show and lots of booths (free hair set!!!), there’s so much to do on Sunday, September 28th, when we see you at the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2014.

There is even a Special Live Viewing Area Reserved Just for Foreigners!
Checkout the DJ stage and enjoy Japanese festival style “yakisoba” and “takoyaki” from the food area. Enjoy festival style games such as ring tossing and target practice and take photos with your friends in front of the photo panel snap area. There’s so much to do inside and outside the venue. 

It came from outer space, the Harujuku Oort Cloud

Japan’s premier astrophysical research center,, recently captured these images of shironuri* artist Minori —a spherical cloud of predominantly icy planetesimals largely composed of ices, such as water, ammonia, and methane— whose nearly isotropic obit frequents the Harajuku fashion district of Tokyo.

*For more about Japan’s shironuri fashion micro-subculture, refer to its brief Wikipedia entry and my previous report:

A whitewashed artiste (3Yen / 2013-12-22)

Japanese loin-fruit give loincloths?

Ties and men’s socks: It’s just a typical Japanese Father’s Day, right?
How about traditional fundoshi loincloths (3Yen / 2014-03-14) made of colorful neckwear and color-coordinated patterned socks? Why not? ?

a Father’s Day promotion
father's day in japan sock tie
More via
RocketNews24 | 2014/06/13:
There’s something not quite right about these mannequins…

Previous 3Yen reports on Japanese Father’s Day include:

Japanese lovedolls vs ‘Dolly’ girls

Lovedolls with balljoints dressed like girls—Japanese girls dress in balljoint tights to be “Dolly*.”


*Dolly Kei (Wiki) is a style/subculture based on Japan’s distorted view of the Middle Ages and European fairy tales, especially the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. It includes a lot of vintage-style clothing and sometimes has religious symbols. Grimoire is a store in Japan that has been described as ‘the pioneering store behind the Dolly-kei fashion scene’.

Feeling ‘coolish’?

coolish bra

I’m a cold woman.” proclaims Kojima Haruna of annoying-popular idol group AKB48 in this new commercial for the Japanese lingerie seller, PEACH JOHN.

Peach John started broadcasting this series underwear commercials on May 21st in which Ms. Kojima plays a queen who reigns over an icy world in a way reminiscent (ripoff) of Queen Ana of the animated Disney film ‘Frozen.’