←Yuumi Kawai, the 3Yen’s fashion expert (formerly an editor at Marie Claire Japan) reports…
OMG, these are are real right ‘n’ tight tights, aren’t they?
Don’t you think I must get these Medical corset tights?
They are from the tiny Tokyo fashion house Lhiannan:Shee and must pull on a pair as soon as possible.
Ok, ok, I guess those tights are too ero-guro (エログロ — erotic grotesque) for most people, so how about these YIP YIP YIP LEGGINGS by Black Milk Clothing?
The Company That Sets Color Trends Thinks Men Will Be Wearing ‘Samba,’ ‘Koi,’ And ‘Acai’ This Fall
Yahoo! Finance | Sep 10, 2013
—The Pantone Color Institute, known for choosing The Color of the Year, has just released its Fall 2013…fashion colors…you’ll be wearing a lot more… purple, red…and orange.
Move your mouse’s cursor over the colorful golden Koi/carp below for added fun.
Previous fishy stories of Japanese koi carp on the 3Yen include:
• Koi koi redux (3Yen / 2008-03-20)
• Robotic carp lurk in Hiroshima factory pond (3Yen / 2006-03-15)
• Glow-in-the-dark florescent green carp (3Yen / 2005-03-2)
During last night’s Fashion’s Night Out (”FNO”) event in Tokyo’s Harajuku district, @TokyoFashion captured Japanese girls styling in a traditional manner to beat off the heat.
Although lacking the hinky closeups (R) →
of my previous posts, check out these new photos of the fundoshi fashionistas carrying a portable shrine down the back streets of Tokyo’s über‑trendy Harajuku district.
Japanese mikoshi (portable shrines) being carried down Cat Street in Harajuku during FNO Tokyo.pic.twitter.com
—Tokyo Fashion (@TokyoFashion) September 8, 2013
In case you were wondering…
…Yes, Japanese women do occasionally wear fundoshi/loincloths at matsuri––festivals, as I have reported in my previous posts:
• Japan’s new weapon of mass destruction (3Yen / 2012-04-19)
• Japanese butt fest (3Yen / 2007-01-22)
• Let’s loinloth! Fundoshi fun! (3Yen / 2007-02-25)
• And our favorite reader of the 3Yen…
Miss Ushijima piously prays for your perversions …
Are these Harajuku girls homeless or just fashionable? You make the call.
As bizarre as Japanese who like to put raincoats on Labradors (3Yen / 2013-01-28)—an almost aquatic animal…
…Recently for the past few days, I’ve been seeing a lot of wacko pictures of Retrievers and other dogs being forced to wear lifejackets at Takeno Beach in all news wire services.
WTF?! Did I miss the memo that even waterdogs now need lifejackets to play in Japanese waters?!
Caption: Dogs Play At Beach During Heat Wave
…Takeno Beach on August 4, 2013 in Toyooka, Japan…is open for dogs and their owners every summer between the months of June and September…more…
I just had to discover the cause of this travesty against nature that forces waterdogs like Labradors and other Retrievers to wear silly life vests. Saaa, just as I figured out that the Lifejackets-for-Labs policy is a scam by local government to charge 30 bucks to go to a public beach.
Doggy Beach Policies
takeno-kanko.com (Google Translate)
This fine beach has been opened as a dog-only nature park…Only those who agree with the following are allowed to use Takeno beach.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm [What beach closes at 5pm?!] – July – August
• Parking 1 car / 1,000 yen [$10 USD] (including the dressing room, showers and rest area within)
• Each dog / 1,000 yen (including the doggie “SPA” and dog hairdryers)
• Dedicated dog life jacket rental fee / 1,000 yen + hot shower
Don’t let your dog be without his C.F.D. (canine flotation device)* and be sure to pay $30 (parking $10 + dog entrance fee $10 + dog lifejacket $10) to go to the Doggie Beach and Spa!
*Just like a P.F.D. (personal flotation device)
Our frequent commenter, Yuumi-chan, the hinkykinky-fashion geek goddess, just emailed us this creation of hers. (Obviously, the heat is going to her head too.)
Via Yuumi’s NSFW blog
also relayed to us this fun, alien-outer-space-or-Japan tweet.
…To suck your brains.
And, that alien realm is called “Japan.”
The-rest-of-the-story in our Comments section…
← Besides the Juiced Japanese eyeball soft-drink (3Yen / 2006-07-13) shown on the left, previous 3Yen reports giving further proof of how much Japanese love eyeballs include:
• Kyary Pamyu Pamyu pukes eyeballs
(3Yen / 2012-07-14)
• GIANT MUTANT EYEBALLS PROTEST NUCLEAR POWER
(3Yen / 2012-02-10)
• Eyeballs я Us
(3Yen / 2006-07-13)
• Japan’s Eyeballed Eggplant vs their traditional AnusEyeball
(3Yen / 2013-07-08) ↓
Dressed in schoolgirl’s uniform, “GrowHair” has become has an Internet phenomenon in Japan over the past five years, and he’s a regular sight in Tokyo’s über-trendy Harajuku/Shibuya district.
According the website dedicated to him (Google Translate):
GrowHair enjoys walking the streets wearing a sailor-suit school uniform where he is widely known as ‘Sailor Uncle.’ In born 1962, his real name is Hideaki Kobayashi and he has master’s degree in Mathematics from the prestigious Waseda University [Japan's equivalent of Stanford or MIT]. He works as an image-processing software engineer at a printing company.
Be sure to click on the Youtube’s “Caption” button and turn on the engrish captions in the video.
View Part 2 at: http://youtu.be/7gvgO1jwCTo
• Link via Drop Dead Cute (2013-June-26):
My Schoolgirl Fantasy (Not What You Think!)
• Story idea thanks to Yuki Rinkya (@rinkya)’s twitter.